EPA holds public meeting on proposed uranium mine

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Posted: Dec 21, 2009 11:16 AM

Residents will get a chance to voice their concerns about a proposed uranium mine in northern Colorado.

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to hold a public meeting on the subject Monday evening in Nunn.

Denver-based Powertech wants to mine uranium using technology that injects a solution underground to dissolve and extract the mineral. The company needs permission to reinject groundwater from an aquifer pump test.

Activists have accused the EPA of working behind closed doors to draft regulations for the proposed mine. The EPA says it isn't violating any laws and is just collecting information in anticipation of a permit application from Powertech.