Ritter tells feds no mercury storage in Colorado

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has told the U.S. Department of Energy he doesn't want the federal government to ship thousands of tons of mercury to a waste storage site south of Grand Junction.

Ritter told federal officials in a letter Thursday that the risk of ground and surface water contamination is too high.

Ritter says the waste mercury should be stored where it was generated rather than dumped in western Colorado.

The site is one of seven being considered by the federal government. The DOE says it intends to have a mercury storage site selected and operational by 2013.
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