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Toxic Suburbia: Fantastic Rocky Flats vistas, plutonium breezes

There’s a Spielberg-like quality to the Candelas subdivision rising in the foothills here.

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 countries around the world. The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that crippled the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan on March 11 changed both the nature and the tenor of the discussion in Colorado – a state that produced some of the uranium ore used in developing the nation’s first nuclear weapons.

Utah nuclear power push worth ‘great risks,’ freshman Rep. Chaffetz says

No matter how much water it takes to cool a proposed nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah – the topic of thorny debate...