On Thursday, September 3, the Town Board of Nunn, Colorado passed a resolution opposing Powertech Uranium Corp.'s proposed Centennial Uranium Project. The vote was four in favor, two opposed (including Mayor Jeff Pigue) and one abstention. Trustees Jenny Johnson, Karen Burd, Joyce Taylor, and Brian Jex supported the resolution.
Weld County residents Ken Tarbett and MIke Williams presented the resolution to the Town Board. Tarbett and his family get their water from a domestic well that is the closest well to the area Powertech seeks to mine first. The Tarbetts have yet to be contacted by Powertech.
The Mayor said he didn't understand the technical issues addressed by the resolution, and he raised the specter of angry mineral rights holders filing lawsuits against the town if the resolution were to pass. Town Trustee Joyce Taylor responded by asking why the cities and towns of Fort Collins, Greeley, Wellington, Ault, and Timnath had not been sued for the resolutions they had already passed against the project.
The Town of Nunn has no permitting authority with respect to the Centennial Project. However, it is the closest municipality to the proposed mine -- a portion of the proposed mining area is located within the town's 3-mile growth management area. The opposition to the project by the Town of Nunn and other municipalities will be an important consideration when the various permitting agencies weigh the environmental and socioeconomic impacts from the proposed project.
This article was taken from www.powertechexposed.com. See that website for the complete text of the resolution.