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EPA Reissues Draft Permit to Powertech for Aquifer Pump Test

May 7, 2011. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reissued Powertech Uranium Corp. a draft permit Friday, authorizing the company to conduct an aquifer pump test at the Centennial Project uranium mine site northeast of Fort Collins. The permit will allow Powertech to take 43,000 gallons of water from an underground aquifer and reinject it as part of a feasibility test of its mining technique.

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Powertech Puts Local Uranium Mine on Hold

April 28, 2011. Powertech Uranium Corp. has indefinitely put on hold its proposed Centennial Project uranium mine northeast of Fort Collins. The company plans to focus all its efforts on getting its Dewey-Burdock uranium mine permitted and producing uranium in South Dakota before moving ahead with the Centennial Project, Powertech USA President Richard Clement said on Wednesday.

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Powertech: Centennial Project to be Mothballed in Wake of Tsunami

Powertech Decision to Not Mine Pleases Most in Northern Weld

 
CARD Files Appeal of EPA Underground Injection Permit Issued to Powertech

On January 3, 2011, Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction (CARD) filed a Petition for Review with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board in Washington, D.C. The petition appeals the December 3, 2010 decision by the EPA’s Region 8 office to issue a final Class V Underground Injection Control permit to Powertech (USA) Inc.

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Powertech Sues State of Colorado Over Mining Regulations

Financial Difficulties Looming for Uranium Company?

On Nov. 1, Powertech Uranium Corp., a Canadian uranium prospecting company, filed a lawsuit against the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board and Mike King, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The lawsuit, filed through its South Dakota subsidiary Powertech (USA) Inc., claims that recently-adopted rules and regulations implementing House Bill 08-1161 and Senate Bill 08-228 are arbitrary, capricious and exceed Colorado statutory authority. The action was filed in Denver State District Court.

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The Voice of Wellington (December 1, 2010): Uranium Mining Goes to Court Jay Davis

North Forty News (December 2010): Powertech takes on state mining regulations in lawsuit by Dan MacArthur

Fort Collins Coloradoan (November 11, 2010): Powertech Uranium lawsuit: Cleaning groundwater too expensive, burdensome by Bobby Magill

 
The Future of Uranium Mining in Colorado

A new, traditional mill is proposed for Western Colorado. Meanwhile, old sites continue to contaminate a creek and water supplies. Will stricter standards prevail?

By Bobby Magill. New West Development. October 27, 2010.

When the Cotter Corp. shut down operations at the Schwartzwalder uranium mine in the mountains above Golden, Colo., in 1999, it was supposed to have prevented any of the radioactive ore from leaching into Ralston Creek. The creek, which flows below the mine, feeds into the drinking water supply for Denver and its suburb of Arvada. Earlier this year, Colorado public health officials slapped Cotter with a $55,000 fine after the uranium levels in Ralston Creek were discovered to be seven times the level considered safe for drinking water.

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