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Click here for original post Ute Mountain Utes say company might be polluting well water Ute Mountain Utes and environmental groups participated in a 5-mile march against the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah on Oct. 9. (Jim Mimiaga/The Journal file) After years of protesting the White Mesa uranium mill, Ute Mountain Utes and ...
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Click here for original post The White Mesa uranium mill in Southeastern Utah.Bruce Gordon/ Courtesy EcoFlight The Environmental Protection Agency issued a recent ruling that says the White Mesa Uranium Mill can no longer accept radioactive waste from Superfund sites. In a December 2 notice to the mine’s owners, the EPA deemed the facility “unacceptable” to accept ...
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Click here for original post Screenshot of the location of White Mesa Mills from Energy Fuel Resources website 12-10-21 Citizens of the Ute Mountain Ute community of White Mesa, Utah, have long been concerned about contamination from the uranium mill three miles away. They say it is desecrating sacred sites and the tribes’ cultural resources. ...
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Click here for original post Energy Fuels Resources barred from accepting some radioactive material after federal authorities conclude the White Mesa facility has not been properly storing dangerous waste. (Alastair Lee Bitsóí | The Salt Lake Tribune) White Mesa residents and anti-uranium activists march, pray and sing as part of the annual spiritual walk in ...
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Click here for original post Water managers set to talk about how to divide Colorado River Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir on the Colorado River, is seen in a November 2019 aerial photo from the nonprofit EcoFlight. Water thinkers are discussion concepts that could tweak how Colorado River flows are shared between the upper ...
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Click here for original post The Grand Canyon Trust organized a flight over the Grand Canyon through non-profit EcoFlight. The flight took several members of the media, an author and a local film-maker near the Grand Canyon and over both the Little Colorado River and Pinyon Plain Uranium Mine on December 1.  The Confluence The aqua blue ...
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Click here for original article Hearing on rising oil prices comes days after critical COP26 climate summit Sen. John Hickenlooper questions an expert panel on rising oil prices in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Nov. 16, 2021. (Screenshot) Days after global leaders agreed for the first time to decrease coal usage ...
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Click here for original post Resistance to Lithium Americas’ plans to dig an element critical to the energy transition at Nevada’s Thacker Pass shows that “clean” energy could face the same challenges as fossil fuels. People dance together at the protest camp at Thacker Pass, Nevada on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Earlier in the day ...
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Click here for original post Recent grazing decisions continue to risk Southwest Colorado’s bighorns. The edge of a grazing allotment permitted to Etchart Sheep Ranch turns into rugged San Juan Mountain terrain. A few years ago, one bighorn ram traveled for more than 60 miles across this area, which is not considered bighorn habitat by ...
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Utah says the White Mesa Mill isn’t contaminating groundwater, but its neighbor, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, disagrees. Click here for original post On a warm July evening, Yolanda Badback described the noxious fumes that haunt the air where she lives. Unlike the fragrance of sagebrush or the sweet scent of juniper and piñon, the odor ...
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