Utah uranium mill proponent loses water rights bid

GREEN RIVER, Utah — Utah is denying water rights to a proposed uranium mill near the city of Green River.

But an Emery County official says the Mancos Resources Inc. mill might be able to get the water it needs elsewhere.

County economic development chief Mike McCandless tells the Salt Lake Tribune the Utah state engineer’s March 29 decision won’t stop the project.

A Mancos official declined comment.

The company based in Canada’s British Columbia applied three years ago to use water from the Green River to process 1,200 tons of uranium ore per day beginning next year.

Emery County has approved letting the mill use a 640-acre lot in a new industrial park near State Route 6 and Interstate 70 intersection.

A nuclear power plant is proposed nearby.


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