|Uranium mining part of the
great energy debate
By Andrew Scheckel | Mother
While Colorado is debating
the idea of opening up uranium mines, the fundamentals of the debate aren't
any different than other debates around the nation.
Uranium mining in Colorado
has surfaced as perhaps the next hot topic in America’s great energy debate.
Sunday's New York Times
outlined a rift between locals in southwest Colorado who are thirsty for
jobs and those who flatly oppose the nuclear industry. Southwest Colorado
has been hit hard by the economic slowdown. Even before the slowdown, the
region wasn’t exactly thriving. While the ski town of Telluride thrives
on tourist dollars, other towns in the region are struggling mightily.
Enter the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill, which according to
the Times report is now just a month away from being approved.
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