Colorado site considered to store waste Mercury

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Federal energy officials have scheduled a hearing next week on the possibility of storing up to 17,000 tons of toxic Mercury waste in Western Colorado.

The U.S. Department of Energy meeting is planned for Tuesday in Grand Junction.

The Energy Department's Grand Junction Disposal Site is one of seven sites under consideration. The site is about 20 miles southeast of Grand Junction and 200 miles west of Denver.

Mercury has been linked to serious health concerns, including heart and neural disorders.

The DOE is looking for storage sites because Mercury exports will be banned beginning in 2013.
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