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3 years 1 month ago

Cotter allowed to dump radioactive sludge

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...

3 years 4 months ago

Radioactive metal shows up at scrap yard

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...

4 years 1 week ago

Legacy of nuke drilling site in Colorado lingers

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...

4 years 1 month ago

Governor Ritter signs radioactive waste bill

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....

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado Senate passes uranium bill

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...

4 years 7 months ago

Lawmakers want public input into uranium mine

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...

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