Colorado Department of Health and the Environment (CDPHE) is accepting public comment on Energy Fuels’ Construction Plan and Decommissioning Funding Plan for the Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill until September 13th. These documents will govern not only how the mill is built, but also how the mill site, surrounding environment, and all of the radioactively contaminated buildings, machinery, and equipment working at the mill will be cleaned up and reclaimed.
If built, the Piñon Ridge Mill would be the first American uranium mill in 30 years and as such, it must be held to the highest safety standards possible if allowed to proceed. For years, WCC members have been working to hold this process accountable and ensure public input. Please join us once again and tell CDPHE that future uranium development should only be done in a manner that protects public health, safety and welfare.
Our region has already carried the disproportionate burdens of an industry that has left behind a legacy of toxic waste and radioactive contamination that is still being remediated by taxpayer money. We do not have to choose this again.
Please take action now and tell CDPHE to safeguard clean environments and healthy communities. Click here to sign our letter to CDPHE!
For more information, contact Emily Hornback at the WCC office at (970) 256-7650.