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Nuclear Regulatory Commission claims Colorado botched licensing of uranium mill

Nuclear Regulatory Commission claims Colorado botched licensing of uranium mill

Colorado officials failed to allow the public to properly vet a proposed uranium mill they licensed last year, U.S. regulators declared last week in a letter to an environmental group suing the state....

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March 15, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
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

Udall, Bennet reintroduce San Juan wilderness proposal

A proposal to designate more than 60,000 acres in southwestern Colorado as either wilderness or a special management area is back before Congress....

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September 28, 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

Groups say EPA poised to approve uranium mill using outdated radon regulations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
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
New report: uranium mill would hurt tourism, recreation, residential industries near Telluride

New report: uranium mill would hurt tourism, recreation, residential industries near Telluride

A new study commissioned by an environmental group opposed to a proposed uranium mill in far western Colorado concludes the project could adversely impact economic growth in the area because of potential radiation contamination and the stigma of a new...

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December 23, 2010 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
State to begin uranium mill review despite lack of enviro feedback

State to begin uranium mill review despite lack of enviro feedback

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment late last week deemed complete a uranium mill application by Ontario-based Energy Fuels, starting what will be […]...

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December 22, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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