Hearing set for Colorado mercury dump
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Federal regulators are expected to lay out their plans for a mercury dump site that could be coming to western Colorado.
The hearing by the U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday involves a proposal to store 17,000 tons of hazardous mercury near a federal dump site for uranium wastes south of Grand Junction.
Mercury is used in gold mining, manufacturing chlorine and caustic soda. It’s reclaimed from recycling and waste recovery operations, and is also used in electronic equipment.
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