Protesters march to uranium mill in White Mesa

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Protesters march to uranium mill in White Mesa

Rally avoids last year’s confrontation
For the third year, Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups held a rally and march on Saturday to protest the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah.
Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups carried signs during a rally and march against the White Mesa mill Saturday on U.S. Highway 191.
Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups march on U.S. Highway 191 to protest the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah. This year, there was no police escort.
Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups gather along U.S. Highway 191 on Saturday for a march protesting the White Mesa uranium mill.
Regina Whiteskunk, a former Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council member, rests after the march to the White Mesa uranium mill.
Marchers approach the White Mesa uranium mill on U.S. Highway 191 in southeast Utah. Protesters ended the march with speeches, prayers and songs in front of the mill’s entrance sign.
Cassandra Benalli, a member of PANDOS in Salt Lake City, and Indrid Coppola hold signs as they march to the White Mesa uranium mill.
Ute Mountain Utes march to the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah, on Saturday.
Marchers pose at the White Mesa uranium mill, which is owned by Energy Fuels, of Toronto. It’s the only conventional uranium mill operating in the nation.
Paul Grandchamp, 4, marches with a sign to the White Mesa uranium mill.
A couple hold hands before the march while members of the tribe speak to the crowd on Saturday.
Tribal members encouraged marchers to leave something at the entrance to the uranium mill. Many tied feathers and other traditional decorations to brush on the side of the driveway.
An air sampling unit along the road near the White Mesa uranium mill.

Protesters march to uranium mill in White Mesa

For the third year, Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups held a rally and march on Saturday to protest the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah.
Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups carried signs during a rally and march against the White Mesa mill Saturday on U.S. Highway 191.
Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups march on U.S. Highway 191 to protest the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah. This year, there was no police escort.
Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups gather along U.S. Highway 191 on Saturday for a march protesting the White Mesa uranium mill.
Regina Whiteskunk, a former Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council member, rests after the march to the White Mesa uranium mill.
Marchers approach the White Mesa uranium mill on U.S. Highway 191 in southeast Utah. Protesters ended the march with speeches, prayers and songs in front of the mill’s entrance sign.
Cassandra Benalli, a member of PANDOS in Salt Lake City, and Indrid Coppola hold signs as they march to the White Mesa uranium mill.
Ute Mountain Utes march to the White Mesa uranium mill south of Blanding, Utah, on Saturday.
Marchers pose at the White Mesa uranium mill, which is owned by Energy Fuels, of Toronto. It’s the only conventional uranium mill operating in the nation.
Paul Grandchamp, 4, marches with a sign to the White Mesa uranium mill.
A couple hold hands before the march while members of the tribe speak to the crowd on Saturday.
Tribal members encouraged marchers to leave something at the entrance to the uranium mill. Many tied feathers and other traditional decorations to brush on the side of the driveway.
An air sampling unit along the road near the White Mesa uranium mill.
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