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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.

Lawsuit alleges state violated its own laws in approving Piñon Ridge...

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 Denver District Court last week, the Sheep Mountain Alliance alleges the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) violated both the federal Atomic Energy Act and the Colorado Radiation Control Act when it issued a license for Toronto-based Energy Fuels to build the first new uranium processing mill in the United States in more than three decades.

Cash-strapped Energy Fuels can pay for uranium mill but not for...

A Canadian company looking to build the first new uranium mill in the United States in nearly three decades is burning through cash at a rate that could leave it broke right about the time it hopes to secure its final approvals from Colorado public health officials.

State orders Cotter to clean up uranium mine fouling JeffCo drinking...

Environmentalists and local politicians Friday cheered a Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety order late Thursday directing Denver-based Cotter Corp. to begin curtailing...

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...

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...

But can’t the non-citizens work in the uranium mill?

The same Montrose County board of commissioners that recently kicked off a uranium mill hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance and then stood on...

Markey, Bennet call on EPA to give public a say in...

U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey and Sen. Michael Bennet Monday released a letter they sent to the Environmental Protection Agency calling for more public involvement...

Obama, McCain, Salazar put spotlight on Grand Canyon uranium-mining claims

What better way to take your mind off the huge hole the American economy is stuck in these days than to visit the biggest...