Darryl Hannah decries proposed Colorado uranium mill
MONTROSE, Colorado – Actress Darryl Hannah is speaking out against a proposed uranium and vanadium mine in southwest Colorado.
Hannah, who grew up in the area and has a home in San Miguel County, spoke Wednesday at a meeting of the planning commission in adjacent Montrose County, where Toronto-based Energy Fuels Inc. wants to build the mill.
The site is about 225 miles southwest of Denver.
Hannah told the commission she’s concerned “about short-term thinking leading to a disaster.”
The planning commission voted unanimously to recommend a special-use permit for the mill, but the project has other hurdles to clear.
In West Virginia last month, Hannah and others were arrested in a protest of mountaintop-removal mining.
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