Uranium mining part of the great energy debate

By Andrew Scheckel | Mother Nature Network

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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