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2 Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage

Original Post ➡️ Tribal communities in Arizona & Utah face environmental problems connected to same radioactive resource In White Mesa, Utah, at America’s last uranium mill, a pool of toxic waste is emitting dangerous amounts of radon to the surrounding communities, among them the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. This isn’t news: In November 2021, High Country News reported on ...
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Original Post ➡️ Xcel Energy’s Hayden Station just east of Hayden, as seen from an EcoFlight tour of the Yampa Valley with Friends of the Yampa on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Both generators at the site are scheduled to close by the end of 2028.Dylan Anderson/Steamboat Pilot & Today Hayden’s new school was built with ...
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What’s next for the CORE Act?

Original Post ➡️ The executive director of a local conservation watchdog group says he believes that passage of the CORE Act is no longer a matter of if, but when. Will Roush of Carbondale-based nonprofit Wilderness Workshop said it’s fair to say he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the bill — designed to protect 400,000 acres of ...
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Two Southwest tribes raise concerns over uranium storage

Original Post ➡️ Tribal communities in Arizona and Utah face environmental problems connected to the same radioactive resource: uranium. In White Mesa, Utah, at America’s last uranium mill, a pool of toxic waste is emitting dangerous amounts of radon to the surrounding communities, among them the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. This isn’t news: In November ...
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Original Post ➡️ Council discusses increasing staff wages, instituting housing incentives Hayden is seen from an EcoFlight tour of the Yampa Valley with Friends of the Yampa on Feb. 4.Dylan Anderson/Steamboat Pilot & Today Hayden Town Council is looking at new policies designed to help the town maintain and attract employees in both the long ...
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Officials at White Mesa Mill say contamination in the area doesn’t come from them, plan to expand Original Post ➡️ RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post Seven-year-old Juniper Link plays outside his home on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation on April 5, 2022, in White Mesa, Utah. The elders in his family, including his uncle Michael Badback, ...
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Recent EcoFlight overflights of White Mesa Uranium Mill revealed radioactive materials remain uncovered. (Photo/EcoFlight) Original Post ➡️ WHITE MESA, Utah — Curtis Moore, vice president of marketing and corporate development with Energy Fuels Inc., said a Grand Canyon Trust report about the White Mesa Mill is not credible and comes from an anti-nuclear group that ...
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Toxic waste shipped from Grand County concerns Utah residents

Since 2019, uranium-laden waste has been traveling from Winter Park and other locations to White Mesa, Utah. Ute tribal members and the City of Blanding are grappling with what to do. Original Post ➡️ The White Mesa Uranium Mill processes uranium-bearing material from several sites around the U.S., including Moffat Tunnel.Tim Peterson/Courtesy of EcoFlight Since ...
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Original Post ➡️ “These are our homelands where my people lived and survived here for thousands of years,” he said. Ketchum’s biggest gig was at opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics, where athletes from around the world came to Utah. He is less pleased about something else coming to Utah. “That’s one thing I ...
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