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Energy Fuels Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is the sole regulator and licensing authority for certain radioactive materials uses in the state under the Colorado Radiation Control Act (25-11-101 et seq. C.R.S.) and an agreement between the Governor and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  The federal government is not actively involved in regulating these materials in Colorado, but does review the state's Radiation Program to ensure that it meets or exceeds NRC standards.  The review process required by Colorado statute is designed to ensure protection of both public health and the environment.  It is at least as stringent as the NRC process, and encompasses a wide range of regulatory, technical, scientific and socioeconomic factors.

On November 18, 2009, Energy Fuels Resources Corp. submitted an application for a radioactive materials license that is required before the company can begin construction on a proposed uranium mill in Montrose County.  The proposed site for the mill is approximately 12 miles west of Naturita in the Paradox Valley.  The proposed mill would process up to 500 tons of ore per day, and would be the first uranium/vanadium mill built in the United States in more than 25 years.  Please

Information Repositories are not intended to contain the complete Administrative Record.  Rather, Information Repositories are intended to make review of current work documents easily accessible to the public. 

This is the address of the Information Repository for this site:

Nucla Public Library
544 Main Street
Nucla, CO  81424
970-864-2166

Montrose County Planning and Development
317 S. 2nd Street
Montrose, CO  81401
970-249-6688

For more information:

Warren Smith, Community Involvement Coordinator
Denver Metro: 303-692-3373
Toll Free: 1-888-569-1831 ext. 3373
warren.smith@state.co.us
 

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 The application and related documents are available to the public on this web page and at public repositories located at: 

Nucla Public Library
544 Main Street
Nucla, CO  81424
970-864-2166 

Montrose County Planning and Development
317 S. 2nd Street
Montrose, CO  81401
970-249-6688

 Questions can be sent to cdphe.hmenergyfuels@state.co.us