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by Evelyn Robinson (Letter to the Editor)
Fort Collins Coloradoan
March 18, 2008

My drinking water should not contain uranium. Powertech, a Canadian company, has received approval for uranium exploratory drilling in northern Weld County.

There are approximately 30,000 people depending on the groundwater that this company could potentially contaminate. The deepest effects would be felt by our children, pregnant mothers and our beloved pets.

Powertech has claimed its technique will not harm the groundwater, but this process has been used in other states, and contamination of the groundwater has resulted.

This beautiful city that we live in, Fort Collins, might not attract many more businesses if it is felt that this is no longer a desirable place to live with clean air and clean water. Residents might want to move elsewhere rather than deal with uranium exposure. Then housing values could fall and make it harder to move away from the danger posed by the uranium mining.

I just want clean water and clean air, like the rest of the residents in this city.

Evelyn Robinson lives in Fort Collins.

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