The mining company plans to drill down 1,475ft to extract high-grade uranium ore, then truck it 250 miles by road to their processing mill in Utah. The Canadian company, Energy Fuels Inc, pledges to operate safely, but the Havasupai and others say that’s impossible to promise, especially as too little is known about subterranean water flow.
After Santa Fe was approached by fracking companies, I am convinced that none of these outfits ever know what's actually underground. The wisdom of mineral and/or resource extraction next to *tourist* sites, is a bankrupt concept. And, in this particular case, I haven't even touched on the 'national park' or 'human rights' angles.