Underground movement

Peterson, Jodi
October 2007
High Country News;10/1/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 18, p4
The article discusses the impact of uranium mining project of Powertech Inc. on the groundwater in northern Colorado and the efforts of the residents to oppose the project. It was stated that the company bought 5,760 acres of mineral rights near Fort Collins to extract million pounds of uranium through in-situ recovery. However, most residents in the area are against the project in fear of groundwater contamination caused by heavy metals and radioactivity. In addition, a group called Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction (CARD) has set up a Web site, organized community meetings and sought the support of local legislators to turn down the project.


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