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Colorado opposes mercury storage

By July 31, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments

Colorado joins Washington state in its concerns about health and safety worriesabout mercury storage. Gov. Bill Ritter has sent a letter to U.S. Energy Sec. Steven Chu saying he opposes storing the metal near Grand Junction, according to the Colorado Independent. Earlier this week, a Washington state official told Department of Energy official proposals to store mercury at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation could jeopardize cleanup efforts there. The federal government is facing a 2013 deadline to find a plan to store mercury waste in the U.S. to avoid unsafe dumping overseas.

Rita Hibbard

Rita Hibbard


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