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Uranium

  • Aridification in the West is putting pressure on drinking water supplies. Add in a water main break and the situation can be catastrophic. Caitlin Tan reports for the Mountain West News Bureau on one area that’s already under water restrictions. And Justin Higgenbottom from Moab about why The U.S. Department of Energy is building up the country's strategic uranium reserve.
  • The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act was first passed in 1990. It provides benefits to those impacted by the nuclear weapons industry. That includes uranium mine workers and those downwind of atomic testing. But the act will expire on July 10th of this year. And there are many alive that still qualify but haven’t collected. A new bill expanding coverage is in Congress. Proponents are in a race to pass it. Justin Higginbottom speaks to those impacted by radiation exposure about the support they’re hoping for.
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  • Governor Polis moving counties from red to orange on COVID dialUranium mill tailings disposal site near Grand Junction can remain openSupreme Court to…
  • In this edition of Local Motion, KVNF News brings you stories from the Rocky Mountain Community Radio exchange. Topics include the Bureau of Land…
  • Residents from Montrose County’s West End recently gathered for a screening of “Uranium Drive-In,” a documentary that tells the story of the ill-fated…
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  • Headlines:Panel looking at fines for Parachute leakPlane crash at Great Sand Dunes National ParkDOE again extends time for uranium-lease commentsDMEA…
  • Headlines:Colorado River Users and Managers Face ShortfallsUranium Lease Comment Period Extended to July 1Hotchkiss Council Expresses Doubts about North…
  • Headlines:Governor activates drought task forceState water plan mandated by HickenlooperGrand Junction clean-up yields piece of Radium 226No fine for…