There are a whole host of problems with the idea of mining uranium east of the Mississippi that spring to mind, and they are accompanied by thoughts that uranium mining anywhere is a bad idea, proven a terrible practice over and over again all around the world. A search of uranium mining sites and issues turns up LOTS of hits.
The good people who think that uranium mining can be done safely are deluding themselves and relying on delusional science to be able to sleep at night as they propose to poison thousands/millions of their fellow humans. And we who are leaning on the broken stick of democratic government and its “regulations” to somehow protect us are just as deluded. Read the full analysis at the link below.
Delusional Science and Delusional Democracy by Ken Ferruccio