This mine would be in a scenic and steep tributary to the Salmon River, certainly a threat to water quality.

Forest Service OKs Harden Creek uranium exploration. By Todd Adams. Challis Messenger.

Approximate location of exploration.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

One Response to Forest Service OKs Harden Creek uranium exploration near Stanley, Idaho

  1. igmuska says:

    You have to support the 1872 Mining Law Reform and firmly believe that the nuclear energy will not save us from global warming…it seems our government is more interested in selling our resources to foreigners, in essence, the legal emigration of our capital and as we know they are more worried about illegal immigrants, this sets up the question why are they worried about people willing to come to this country, work hard, buy our goods but then why are they also willing to let our energy capital be controlled by foreign governments such as India, China, France and Canada?
    Every time I hear of another uranium exploration coming up, I feel so disappointed in our country!


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