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Songwriter pens tune opposing uranium mine Print

by Staff
Fort Collins Coloradoan
April 25, 2008

Kiva Records has released the CD single "The No Uranium Song" by singer-songwriter Russ Hopkins in support of Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction (CARD).

The group is trying to stop a proposed uranium mine near Nunn in Weld County.

"I wrote the song after being asked by Lloyd Drust to perform a benefit in support of people who are trying to bring information about local uranium mining to the public" Hopkins said. "After digging around myself for information, this song just fell out. I offer it as a humble contribution toward public awareness and dialog on this issue."

The song is available on CD at Kiva Records and Russ Hopkins are donating all proceeds from the sale of "The No Uranium Song" to CARD. The CD sells for $7.00 or buy ten or more for $5 each. The song will also be available for download from iTunes as of June 6.

Powertech (USA) Mining Corp.'s plans to mine the area using a process called in-situ leaching, which involves shooting a liquid into the hard rock were the uranium is located, which then brings the resource to the surface. CARD members argue that this process could contaminate ground water. The Colorado State Senate is currently debating legislation called HB1161, which would require stricter ground water testing.

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