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Powertech Thinks Public Comment is Illegal

Powertech USA claims public comment on its proposed Centennial Project uranium mine northeast of Fort Collins may be illegal. The uranium mining company also claims rules protecting groundwater are burdensome. Powertech argues the public should only be allowed to comment during the initial permitting process, not on groundwater quality testing, uranium prospecting and mine reclamation.

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Proposed Rules Target Powertech Mine Plans

November 1, 2009. As 75 pages of proposed rules go, so goes Powertech USA's proposed Centennial Project uranium mine northeast of Fort Collins. Once the state approves them, those rules, now in the process of being written by Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety officials, aim to keep groundwater contamination from the mine in check and determine how much input the public will have in the mine permitting process.

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League of Women Voters of Larimer County Oppose Uranium Mine Near Nunn

July 27, 2009. The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the United States has a long history of fighting the pollution of natural resources in the interest of protecting the environment and public health. The LWV of Colorado has positions on both hazardous and radioactive materials and the wise and balanced use of water resources in Colorado. The League’s position is that activities involving hazardous and radioactive materials should not take place in areas that supply drinking water, such as sole source aquifers, or in areas with significant renewable resource value, such as prime agricultural lands, aquifers, and significant grazing and forest lands.

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Myth Versus Fact About In-Situ Uranium Mining - An Evening With Gavin Mudd

Gavin Mudd, PhD, is an internationally known and respected expert on the environmental impacts and management of mining, particularly In Situ Leaching (ISL) uranium mining. He traveled from his native Australia to share his expertise on this controversial subject in a talk held on Tuesday, August 18, 2009.

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Flashfloods Not Uncommon on Proposed Uranium Mining Site
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On June 22nd, 2009 a severe evening thunderstorm set off tornado warnings in Larimer and Weld Counties. A tornado touched down four miles west of Pierce and tornado sirens went off in Nunn an hour later. Four inches of rain fell in Laporte, 3 inches in northern Fort Collins, and over 2 in Wellington. That storm system hit Jay and Robin Davis’ home near Nunn at the base of Antelope Hill about 9pm, near where Powertech Uranium hopes to operate an in situ leach uranium mine.

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