Eastern Navajo DinĂŠ Against Uranium Mining (ENDAUM ENDAUM)) September 9 9, 2004 Revised May 2011
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Generalized Diagram g of Uranium ISL Mining g Method
Under normal conditions, there is very little uranium in the groundwater; itâ€™s stuck to the sand grains in the rocks
ISL mining causes uranium to be freed from the rocks, contaminating the groundwater
This diagram shows how the uranium-bearing g channels are stacked on top of each other; this makes containment of mining fluids during operations and restoration of contaminated groundwater after mining g difficult.