Uranium

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Blanding, Ute tribe debate uranium mill

A lively public hearing regarding a license renewal for the controversial White Mesa uranium mill drew supporters and detractors last week on the University of Utah campus. Thirty-three speakers...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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White Mesa: Remote location does not excuse radioactive spills

At least twice over the past two years, radioactive sludge has leaked from a truck traveling between an eastern Wyoming uranium mine and White Mesa, Utah, south of Blanding. En route, the trucks...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Ute protesters march to Utah uranium mill

White Mesa, Utah – About 80 protesters opposed to the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah marched three miles along U.S. Highway 191 to the mill’s entrance Saturday. The protest was organized...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group holds rally against uranium mill

An activist group from the Ute Mountain reservation town of White Mesa, Utah, will hold a rally and protest march May 13 at 11 a.m. to raise awareness of environmental issues at the White Mesa...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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NRC urges uranium miner to review all operations

Nuclear regulators are concerned that a Wyoming uranium mining company, which twice spilled nuclear waste in southeast Utah, may have a larger safety culture problem after it was issued nine...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nuclear regulators find Cameco shipping violations

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found numerous shipping violations against Cameco Resources, a Wyoming uranium mine company that spilled radioactive waste on U.S. Highway 191 south of...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bears Ears spares uranium over dinosaurs

BLUFF – What was left out of the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah is upsetting paleontologists, but relieving uranium miners. Paleontologist Rob Gay, of Museums of Western...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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White Mesa plans meeting on uranium mill issues

Because of concerns about water quality and a recent toxic spill at the White Mesa uranium mill, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe will host an informational meeting on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the community...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Toxic spill raises fear at White Mesa uranium mill

WHITE MESA – Residents on Monday raised heightened concerns about the outdated uranium mill outside town, amid a report of two recent toxic spills and a new report that says toxic metals are...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Stolen mine cart recovered, donated to Silverton museum

A historic uranium ore cart stolen from a mine on public lands in southwest Montrose County has been recovered and will be displayed in a Silverton museum. In October, 2012 law enforcement with the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ute tribe argues that uranium waste threatens water

In a video released Tuesday, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and Grand Canyon Trust claim that the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah puts local water sources at risk of contamination.The...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Utah mill accused of possible threat

The amount of radioactive gas being released from the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah is being debated by environmental groups, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and the Environmental...

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News