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by Kylie Keener (Letter to the Editor)
Fort Collins Coloradoan
April 5, 2008

As a resident of Fort Collins, I am concerned about the future state of our city and its surrounding areas. Powertech Uranium Corporation has basically obtained the right to put our city's health, environment and economy in jeopardy by mining uranium in Nunn. This is located just 11 miles northeast of Fort Collins.

When uranium is left alone underground, it poses no threat. However, the use of open-pit mining and in-situ leaching can cause us a great amount of danger. Uranium mining has a great risk of causing leaks and spills no matter how it is extracted. It will undeniably pollute our precious water and expose humans and animals to severe amounts of radiation. Even microscopic quantities of radium, a decay product of uranium found in mine tailing piles, have been proven to cause bone cancer, anemia and leukemia. Also, metal poisoning can potentially be ingested through our air, water and food. Even natural occurrences that take place in this area, such as tornadoes or heavy winds, have a chance of spreading radioactive material across the state of Colorado.

It is too much of a risk to take to let this foreign company make millions of dollars off of our land and leave the mess for us to live with. Northern Colorado is not a good place for Powertech to invade, and it is important that we keep them from succeeding.

Kylie Keener lives in Fort Collins, Colorado




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