Uranium

Lawsuit against White Mesa uranium mill is dismissed

An environmental lawsuit against the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah has been dismissed by Utah District Court judge. In April 2014, Grand Canyon Trust sued the mill’s owner, Energy...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filmmakers blend technology with mining’s past in Durango Dog Park

Editor’s note: This is the second of three stories about Fort Lewis College students making a documentary about uranium mining in and around Durango. By Jonathan Romeo Herald Staff Writer The sight...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cameco to resume radioactive waste shipments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that Wyoming-based Cameco-Power Resources has fixed its shipping problems that led to radioactive spills south of Blanding, Utah, and can resume...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary to examine Durango’s uranium legacy

Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of stories about Fort Lewis College students making a documentary about uranium mining in and around Durango. By Jonathan Romeo Herald Staff Writer It’s...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cameco avoids fine for spilling waste on U.S. 191

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided against fining a Wyoming uranium mine that spilled radioactive waste on U.S. Highway 191 south of Blanding, Utah, last year. In a June 29 letter to...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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

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