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... more »
A uranium mill that has operated in Canon City for decades is now on track to permanently close. The Cotter Corporation now says it plans to shut down containment ponds that store millions of tons of toxic waste. Without containment ponds, the mill can't operate. The Cotter Uranium Mill sits... more »
State officials have approved new rules intended to protect Colorado's groundwater during a type of uranium mining that extracts the mineral by injecting a solution underground.
The requirements approved Thursday by the Mined Land Reclamation Board include detailed environmental protection plans for uranium mines and maintaining existing groundwater quality... 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 given initial backing to requiring uranium mines and mills to clean up nuclear waste before accepting more radioactive material. The Senate backed the bill in a voice vote Tuesday. A final vote could come Wednesday.
Lawmakers worry a new national focus on nuclear energy will... 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 »