Advisory group to guide Colo. uranium mill cleanup

CANON CITY — A uranium producer says it will cost about $900 million to remove 15 million tons of radioactive uranium tailings from a dismantled mill along the Arkansas River.

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office is forming a 15-member community advisory group to help guide cleanup at the mill, which was declared a Superfund environmental disaster site in 1984.

According to the Denver Post, Cotter Corp. officials say disposing of the tailings would require 455 trucks a day for more than 5 years hauling hazardous loads through populated areas.


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