Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:08 AM by AP posted by Siera Santos
Updated: Jan 30, 2013 10:14 AM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Cotter Corp. has finally been given permission to decommission its uranium mill near Canon City.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a radioactive materials license for decommissioning the former plant, allowing regulators to streamline the process.
According to the Pueblo Chieftain (http://tinyurl.com/arxf7tj ), Cotter officials have promised to continue to monitor radon releases and groundwater testing.
The mill and a portion of the neighboring Lincoln Park community have been a Superfund site since 1988.
Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com
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