Molasses considered for uranium mine cleanup

GOLDEN — A uranium company wants to use molasses to clean up an abandoned mine west of Denver.

Cotter Corp. is hoping the procedure will reduce a threat to city water supplies.

According to the Denver Post, Cotter officials believe bacteria inside the mine will devour the molasses and dissolved uranium, creating solid uranium particles that can be recovered.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Cotter’s project and state regulators are reviewing it.


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