Company ordered to find uranium contamination

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) -- Colorado regulators are demanding that a uranium
mining company locate the source of uranium contamination that has
polluted water supplies for three water providers. The health department says the water supplies for Denver Water, Arvada and North Table Mountain are safe even though the water contamination exceeds state standards. According to the Denver Post, regulators ordered Cotter Corporation to build a bypass pipeline to protect water by the end of January. The company is also being ordered to remove contamination from water supplies. A spokesman for Cotter did not return calls seeking comment.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 02:42 PM
    leaking liner under the tailings pile.........
  • by Denis Location: Grand Junction on Sep 29, 2011 at 08:38 AM
    Hmm, the free market failed to self-regulate and government had to get involved. Something must be flawed with the idea of unregulated pursuit of maximum profit.
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      by Nun on Sep 29, 2011 at 08:43 AM in reply to Denis
      More probable that goverment workers failed to do their job until after the contamination happened.
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