Colorado Court of Appeals rules for uranium mine cleanup

The Colorado Court of Appeals has ordered the long-dormant Van 4 uranium mine near the lower Dolores River to be closed down and cleaned up. Environmental groups say the decision is...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Of 115 homeowners contacted, 1 shows up for meeting about uranium waste

Letters were sent last week to Durango-area homeowners warning of potential uranium waste on their property, but on Wednesday, only one resident attended an informational meeting led by the state...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Letters sent to Durango residents warning of potential radioactive waste

Residents who potentially have radioactive waste on their property may receive a letter from the state health department in the coming days, alerting them of the possible contamination and health...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County has no say in proposed uranium dump site

It turns out La Plata County has no authority to stop the construction of a uranium disposal site near Bondad proposed by the state’s health department. Recently, the Colorado Department of Public...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed uranium dump site near Bondad faces stiff opposition

Residents who live near a proposed uranium tailings disposal site south of Durango near Bondad made clear Thursday night they don’t want radioactive waste brought to their neighborhood. “If it’s...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temporary uranium disposal site proposed south of Durango

A temporary disposal site for uranium tailings that were once used in construction projects around Durango has been proposed south of town, but some nearby residents are not happy. In the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal lawmakers take interest in Durango’s uranium waste

Legislation to identify disposal sites for radioactive material was introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet to work toward a solution for storing residual...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

GALLUP, N.M. – Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination. The arts collective Bombshelltoe has collected 360-degree...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Uranium dumpsite south of Durango leaching into groundwater

Radioactive waste has been contaminating the groundwater below a uranium tailings dumpsite just outside Durango for at least a decade, and still, after all these years, U.S. government officials...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Uranium waste, long thought cleaned, remains a part of Durango properties

It turns out more than 100 properties in Durango were missed during a massive, multi-million dollar cleanup in the 1980s of radioactive waste that was once used for the construction of homes,...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge lifts injunction on uranium mining in Paradox Valley

A federal judge has lifted a seven-year ban on uranium leases in Southwest Colorado after a U.S. mining program was shown to have no harmful effect on four endangered fish species in the Colorado...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Uranium plumes for Bluewater Mill site ‘stable’

GRANTS, N.M. – Uranium plumes in a major aquifer in western New Mexico believed to be coming from a closed mine aren’t growing, U.S. officials said in a report released last month. The U.S. Nuclear...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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