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Local lawmakers to introduce uranium mining legislation Print

By Jason Kosena This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fort Collins Coloradoan
January 16, 2008

Fort Collins lawmakers will introduce a bipartisan effort to "protect Colorado's waters and local communities from potentially toxic and radioactive pollution of uranium mining."

Fort Collins Democratic Reps. Randy Fischer and John Kefalas and Sens. Bob Bacon, D - Fort Collins and Sen. Steve Johnson, R - Larimer County, will hold a press conference at the state Capitol today at 11:30 a.m. to introduce the legislation.

A bill number has yet to be assigned and the legislation is not public yet.

Uranium mining has been a hot issue in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado after a Powertech Co. mine was proposed seven miles northeast of the city.

The Fort Collins City Council passed a resolution last month opposing the proposed mine, saying they believed the project could contaminate groundwater and cause other environmental dangers.

Powertech officials have said environmental concerns over uranium mining are not founded and based on misinformation.

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