There's Uranium in That There Canyon!

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has decided to stop uranium mining at the Grand Canyon. Now, perhaps this falls into your "common sense" file, but during the Bush administration, claims popped up along the Colorado River and the canyon itself. Currently, about 1,100 uranium mining claims are within five miles of the Grand Canyon National Park. However, Salazar's protections won't include existing claims near the canyon--thanks to the General Mining Act of 1872. Check out our take in this episode of A Minute of Your Time.