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EPA responds to Salazar on uranium Print

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Fort Collins Coloradoan
January 26, 2008

The regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency responded Thursday to a letter sent last year by Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., expressing concern about proposed uranium mining in Weld County.

The EPA letter details regulatory processes for in-situ recovery mining, which uses treated water to dissolve underground material and pump it to the surface, and potential environmental impacts of the mining process.

Powertech (USA) has proposed using in-situ recovery to mine uranium between Nunn and Wellington. The company expects to seek permits for the project from state, federal and local regulators later this year.

Salazar stated in a news release he would continue to monitor the issue and the EPA's role in the permitting process.




        
 

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