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Our Goal: Stop Uranium Mining in Northern Colorado Print

Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction (CARD) and its NunnGlow website were initially developed in response to Powertech Uranium Corporation's proposed plan (Centennial Project) to mine uranium in northern Colorado near Fort Collins and Greeley, between Wellington and Nunn. Since CARD organized, at least five companies have leased mineral rights in Weld County with hopes of cashing in on the area’s uranium resources (read story). Like many areas throughout the United States, northern Colorado is under a full-scale uranium rush.

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Who Are We? Print

We are a diverse collection of citizens concerned about the health, environmental and economic impacts that proposals to mine uranium would have on northern Colorado. After much research and investigation, we are convinced uranium mining projects will have dire consequences for our area and set a dangerous precedent for the entire state of Colorado. Our goal is to prevent uranium mining in northern Colorado and protect our valuable resources, especially water, for future generations.

We have created this website to share our research, to educate the public on the perils of uranium mining, to urge other concerned citizens to get involved and to promote the research and development of safe, clean, and renewable sources of energy.

We encourage you to join us in our fight to stop uranium mining in northern Colorado.

We are Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction (CARD).

 
Why Organize a Group? Print

Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction (CARD) formed in 2007 in response to Powertech Uranium Corporation's mineral rights purchases in Weld County for their Centennial Project. Since that time, at least five other mining companies have become interested in Weld County’s uranium reserves: Black Range Minerals, Geovic Mining Corp., Placer Energy, Contex Energy Co., and Energy Metals Corp. a division of Uranium One.

Powertech Uranium, a Canadian firm, informed local residents via certified letter in October 2006 that it intends to mine uranium U308 utilizing in-situ (in place) mining technology to extract the radioactive element. This process is occurring or proposed in a number of other states (Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming).

Powertech Uranium Corporation filed a report that also shows their intent to mine uranium using conventional (open-pit) mining (see page 32 of http://www.powertechexposed.com/Centennial43-101.pdf). The open-pit area would take place 7 miles from Fort Collins, within 20 miles of 275,000 residents.

The in-situ leaching process is a cheap method of extracting uranium from low grade ore deposits that the uranium mining industry claims is environmentally benign. This method works by injecting chemically charged native ground water into the element bearing porous sandstone aquifer causing the uranium to dissolve in the ground water. This solution is then pumped to a centralized facility to extract the uranium from the solution. Stripped of uranium, the groundwater is then recharged and reinjected starting the process over. The in-situ leaching process requires large amounts of water.

The known dangers of the in-situ leaching technology are:

  • The risk that deadly, radioactive leaching compounds will spread outside of the uranium deposit and contaminate Front Range water supplies, (as has been the case in other areas where uranium is mined);
  • The unpredictable impact of the leaching solution on the rock formations;
  • The release of considerable amounts of radon;
  • The extraction other toxic heavy metals needing disposal;
  • The impossibility of restoring natural groundwater conditions;
  • The disposal of radioactive waste water and slurries.

Right now, Weld County residents need technical, political, legal and environmentalist support. We also need courageous elected officials to invest themselves candidly, bravely and immediately in defense of the physical and emotional health and fiscal welfare of their constituents. Other communities have pulled together to prevent uranium mining from destroying their local economy, water, health, and environment It will take a group of concerned citizens working together to stop the uranium rush into Weld County.

Contact your representatives and ask them if they will defend what is left of our precious natural resources and Colorado’s outstanding reputation for quality of life.

 
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Bookmarking sites allow you to store, tag and share links across the internet. You can share these links with family, friends and people with similar interests. You can also access your links from any computer.

For any story you find interesting and want to save for future reference or share it with your friends, click on the appropriate link to add it to your list. All of these sites are free to use but some do require you to register. Once you have registered you can begin bookmarking. Each of the sites works slightly differently so use the links below to find out which service best suits your needs.

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Contact Us Print

You can reach us at

Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction
PO Box 143
Wellington, CO 80549
Phone: 970-372-0029
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CARD is committed to maintaining your privacy and keeping secure your personal information:

Petition:
When you sign the petition you agree that we can on request disclose your personal information (name, postal address) to elected officials. Elected officials require this information to determine which signers are constituents and to verify information for correspondence purposes. Apart from that we will not share, sell, rent or otherwise disclose the personal information (name, postal address, e-mail address) without your advance specific permission, unless otherwise ordered by a court of law.

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We will not share, sell, rent or otherwise disclose the personal information (name, postal address, e-mail address) of our newsletter subscribers without their advance specific permission, unless otherwise ordered by a court of law.

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We will not share, sell, rent or otherwise disclose the personal information (name, postal address, e-mail address), credit card data, banking information, or donation amounts of our financial donors without their advance specific permission, unless otherwise ordered by a court of law.

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CARD has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. This includes personal information as well as subscription lists.

 

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