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Colo. lawmakers trying to speed uranium cleanup

DENVER – State lawmakers are worried a new national focus on nuclear energy will allow uranium mines in Colorado to postpone cleanup of radioactive wastes.

On Thursday, the Colorado House Transportation and Energy Committee took up a bill that would require uranium mines and mills to clean up nuclear wastes while they continue producing nuclear fuel.

Under the current law, mines and mills are allowed to postpone cleanup until they finish production and decommission their production facilities.


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