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White Mesa Uranium Mill

  • A new report paints a bleak picture of radioactive waste at the White Mesa Uranium Mill in Southeast Utah. And Utah Senator Mitt Romney is looking for people to join a federal wildland fire commission.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has ruled the White Mesa uranium mill in Southeastern Utah can no longer accept radioactive waste from Superfund sites. The mill sits just a few miles away from the Ute Mountain Ute community of White Mesa. KZMU's Justin Higginbottom speaks with a lawyer who fought for this decision about the mill’s future.
  • From the 1940s to the 1980s, hundreds of uranium mills opened across the Southwestern US. Historically, the mills provided working-class jobs for the region, especially for tribal communities. But uranium and other heavy metals can be toxic, and many mill workers suffered as a result. Now, the only operating uranium mill left in the US sits just a few dozen miles from Montezuma County, in Southeast Utah. On this week's Health & Prevention Report, KSJD's Lucas Brady Woods talks to Dr. Ed Razma, pulmonologist at Southwest Health System, to get a better idea of what uranium contamination can actually do to a person's health.
  • Members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Nation led a march on Saturday in protest against the operation of the only running uranium mill in the United States.
  • Colorado Democrats are projected to hold onto their majority in the state' House of Representatives in the coming years under a new map approved on Monday; Members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Nation led a march on Saturday in White Mesa, Utah in protest against the only operating uranium mill in the United States.
  • The Bureau of Land Management cleared an expansion for Energy Fuels’ Daneros Mine earlier this year. Now, two conservationist groups are moving to stop…