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EPA tentatively OKs Piñon Ridge plan to store radioactive tailings

EPA tentatively OKs Piñon Ridge plan to store radioactive tailings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday issued the first federal approval for a controversial uranium mill in western Colorado that would be the first such processing facility in the United States in decades. ...

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October 28, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Uranium mill opponents blast rosy new economic report on nuclear power

A Canadian company hoping to revive the long-dormant uranium mining hotbed of southwestern Colorado is touting an economic report prepared for Montrose County showing world uranium demand is expected to double in coming year, according to the Telluride Daily...

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July 18, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Judge denies state, Cotter Corp. motion to dismiss CCAT lawsuit

Judge denies state, Cotter Corp. motion to dismiss CCAT lawsuit

Environmental groups battling to get the Cotter Mill uranium processing facility near Cañon City properly cleaned up applauded a decision late last week by a district court judge in Denver that allows their lawsuit to go forward....

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June 8, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Denver district judge allows uranium mill lawsuit to move ahead

Denver district judge allows uranium mill lawsuit to move ahead

A Denver district judge this week rejected motions by the state of Colorado and a Canadian uranium mining company to throw out a lawsuit challenging the proposed Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill in Montrose County. Denver District Judge Brian Whitney sided...

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May 27, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Bennet in letter to EPA warns of ‘potential toxic effects’ of uranium mining

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Friday sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 administrator Jim Martin reminding him that the “EPA needs to be especially mindful of the adverse health effects that past uranium booms have...

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May 17, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Groups say EPA poised to approve uranium mill using outdated radon regulations

Colorado conservation groups battling a proposed uranium mill in far western Colorado have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold off on approving the project until the federal agency updates its antiquated air quality regulations for radon emissions. ...

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May 5, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics

Japan nuclear disaster sending tremors through Colorado uranium mining industry

Until recently, most of the debate over nuclear power in Colorado had to do with whether to mine and mill more uranium to be shipped elsewhere for conversion into fuel rods to power nuclear plants in other states and other...

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April 1, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Lawsuit alleges state violated its own laws in approving Piñon Ridge uranium mill permit

A Telluride-based environmental group claims state regulators violated various state and federal laws last month when they issued a radioactive materials license to the proposed Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill on Colorado’s Western Slope. In a legal challenge filed in...

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February 9, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories

C.A.R.D. appeals EPA permit for water testing at proposed Powertech uranium mine

Activists and property owners in northern Colorado contend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to properly obtain and review the results of critical groundwater aquifer pump tests before granting to a permit last month to Powertech USA, a subsidiary...

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January 10, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Uranium mill opponents weighing options in wake of state approval

Uranium mill opponents weighing options in wake of state approval

Conservation groups opposed to the planned Piñon Ridge Mill in far western Colorado expressed “extreme disappointment” with Wednesday’s state approval of a radioactive materials license for what would be the first new uranium processing facility in the United States in...

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January 6, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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