VIENNA (AP) - Diplomats say spy satellite images of an Iranian military facility show trucks and earth-moving vehicles at the site that indicate crews were trying to clean it of radioactive traces. Two of the diplomats told The Associated Press that those traces could have come from what they said... more »
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - State health officials say allowing a uranium mill to dump 90,000 gallons of radioactive sludge and solvents into an impoundment pond will not hurt groundwater.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says underground barriers will keep the water confined.
A judge... more »
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office expects to file charges against a woman who allegedly tried to sell radioactive metal to a scrap metal recycling company.
On Monday American Iron and Metal called the Sheriff's Office with a report that a woman had brought in metal which set off gamma... more »
A 1969 underground nuclear blast twice the strength of the Hiroshima, Japan, bomb was meant to free natural gas from tight sandstone formations in western Colorado.
But gas unlocked by Project Rulison was deemed too radioactive for commercial use, and today the Energy Department prohibits drilling immediately around the... more »
Governor Bill Ritter signed a bill in Canon City Tuesday afternoon to tighten regulations on radioactive waste in Colorado. It requires uranium mills to clean up radioactive waste before accepting more radioactive material.
Uranium mills are now allowed to postpone cleanup until they finish production and decommission their facilities.... more »
State regulators are reviewing a plan by Cotter Corp. to address high levels of uranium in groundwater at its closed mine near Golden.
Cotter's Schwartzwalder mine is on Ralston Creek above Denver Water's Ralston Reservoir in Jefferson County. The reservoir is a drinking water supply for Denver Water, the... more »
The state Senate has passed a bill requiring uranium mines and mills to clean up nuclear waste before accepting more radioactive material. The Senate voted 24-9 in favor of the bill Wednesday. It now heads back to the House, where backers hope lawmakers will agree with changes made in the... more »
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission reports potentially dangerous levels of radioactive tritium - which can cause cancer - were found over the weekend in groundwater at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in Vernon. The discovery brings to at least 27 the number of nuclear reactors in the U.S. with tritium leaks... more »
An organization in Pueblo is urging homeowners to test for radon in their home. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment more than a third of the homes in Colorado have radon levels above the EPA recommended level. Radon is a radioactive gas that enters a home... more »
Two members of the state's congressional delegation are urging federal officials to involve the public as they consider any permits for a proposed uranium mine in northern Colorado. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Betsy Markey have sent a letter to the regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency saying... more »