Uranium mining’s past colors Mount Taylor Mine’s future

By Kathy Helms
Santa Fe New Mexican
28 May 2018

GALLUP — Christine Lowery of Paguate Village was 4 years old when uranium mining began at Anaconda Mineral Company’s Jackpile-Paguate Mine. She has seen the effects it has had on community members. She doesn’t want San Mateo residents living next to Mount Taylor Mine to suffer a similar fate through a restart of mining.

Lowery shared her experience with the New Mexico Mining Commission at a two-day hearing earlier this month Santa Fe. Petitioners Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment and Amigos Bravos challenged a permit signed Dec. 29 by the director of the New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division, allowing the Mount Taylor Mine to emerge from standby status.

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