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Colorado, historically a major uranium-producing state, will be ground zero of the nation’s nuclear revival if that form of power enjoys the renaissance proponents say is necessary for climate change legislation to win approval in the U.S. Senate.
MONTROSE — Actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah says all the heated rhetoric over who should have the most say about the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill — western Montrose County mining families or affluent residents of Telluride and surrounding San Miguel County — is a moot point to Mother Earth. “These boundaries and these borders are manmade, but the air and the water and the soil and the wildlife don’t really recognize those boundaries,” she said in an interview with The Colorado Independent. Montrose County commissioners on Wednesday will consider a plan to revive the area's long-dormant uranium industry.
Dug up fresh, daily. NUCLEAR SIREN: The Durango Herald today launched the first in a series on a proposal to open a uranium mill near...