Oct 13, 2011 1:18 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

Cotter to comply with uranium mine cleanup orders

DENVER (AP) - The president of Cotter Corp. says the company will comply with state orders to remove contaminated water from a former uranium mine west of Denver.

Cotter president Amory Quinn tells the Denver Post the company will follow a court order to pump out and treat uranium-tainted water at its defunct Schwartzwalder Mine in Jefferson County. The mine is leaking
uranium into a creek that serves a drinking-water reservoir.

Quinn says a creek-diversion pipe around the mine should be done by Jan. 31, but the company did not commit to a timetable to finish the cleanup.

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