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Posted on Jan 8, 2016 in Roca Honda Mine

Getting Beyond the Hype: A Critical Review of the Economic Impacts of the Proposed Roca Honda Uranium Mine

Power Consulting, Inc. was asked by the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE) to review the purely positive economic impacts that the proponents of the proposed Roca Honda Mine have claimed will result if that mine is built and operated. Those claimed benefits include new employment, wages and salaries, and revenues to state and local governments that would be directly and indirectly generated by the proposed Roca Honda Mine.

This report provides a critical review of those claimed benefits using the information provided by Roca Honda Resources to both the Cibola National Forest and the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University. Those two public agencies produced economic impact reports based on the Roca Honda information. We also draw on technical mining analysis that Roca Honda Resources commissioned to analyze the economic feasibility of the proposed mine.

Read the Roca Honda Mine Economic Study Final