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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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Original Post ➡️ Shutting down and converting to clean energy is supposed to save money The San Juan Generating Station is a coal-fired electric power plant located near its coal source, the San Juan Mine, near Waterflow, New Mexico. (Courtesy of ecoflight.org) This year’s planned closure of a New Mexico coal-fired power plant is expected ...
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Original Post ➡️ Containment cell supposed to be covered in water to reduce radon emissions; Energy Fuels says material is exempt An EcoFlight flyover of waste containment cells April 4 at the White Mesa Mill shows waste containment Cell 4B (bottom) is not sufficiently covered in water as required by federal regulations, according to the ...
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Original Post ➡️ Recent EcoFlight overflights of White Mesa Uranium Mill revealed radioactive materials remain uncovered. (Photo/EcoFlight) WHITE MESA, Utah — Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and environmental organizations want to see the White Mesa uranium mill, located in San Juan County in Utah, shut down and are asking for the mill to be strictly regulated ...
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When history repeats

On nuke waste dumps and Power Madness in Indigenous Country Original Post ➡️ White Mesa Mill (with Mesa Verde and Ute Mountain) from within Bears Ears National Monument. Jonathan P. Thompson photo. THE HISTORY: In the 1980s, a site on the edge of Canyonlands National Park was a main candidate to become the nation’s nuclear waste ...
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