by Chet Hardin
I'm new here: How far away is Piñon Ridge? I'm hoping far, far away.
Colorado health officials have approved a radioactive materials license for what would be the country's first new conventional uranium mill in more than 25 years.
Energy Fuels Resources Corp. wants to process up to 500 tons per day of uranium and vanadium ore in southwestern Colorado's Montrose County.
There was opposition to this mill, people concerned with the effects of uranium mining on the environment, themselves, their children, grandchildren. An online petition effort that raised 779 signatures. The concerns voiced by the opposition are what you would expect from people who don't want a uranium mill in their backyards.
Look at what has happened in Moab, Utah before allowing the same kind of environmental and economic distaster to occur in your county. The costs of cleaning up the contamination, which will ultimately be passed on to the taxpayers, will end up far outweighing the tax income from such a mess! The human costs due to the contamination are immeasurable. Tell the crooks NO WAY!