Some Colorado lawmakers are among those who oppose the storage of mercury waste in Grand Junction.
U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Representative John Salazar have sent a letter to the Secretary of Energy saying they have concerns about the Department of Energy’s consideration of Grand Junction as a potential location to store 17,000 tons of mercury waste.
Udall, Bennet and Salazar say in their letter they’re concerned about potential negative effects on health and the environment.
Mesa County is one of seven locations being considered to store the mercury waste.