Colorado

Aug 20, 2010 7:31 PM by Greg Boyce

Cotter Corp. will continue to dismantle

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Cotter Corp. will continue dismantling facilities at its uranium mill south of Canon City, but will keep its license and may restart processing.
Cotter mill manager John Hamrick told KRLN-Radio Thursday that the company is preparing the site for construction.

The mill was declared a Superfund site in 1984 because of radioactive contamination of soil and groundwater. It hasn't operated since 2005, but Cotter has been doing cleanup and demolishing old structures.

State officials say Cotter had planned to submit a plan to refurbish the mill, but in June sent a letter saying it will demolish the rest of the mill. Cotter would have to go through a lengthy process to build a new mill.

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