The proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill could be online in 2017

From the Cortez Journal (Jim Mimiaga): The Pinon Ridge Mill has cleared several major permit hurdles and survived court challenges from environmental groups. Its proposed location is in Paradox Valley between Naturita and Bedrock off Colorado Highway 90… Energy Fuels Resources Corp., a Canadian-based company with a main office in Littleton, Colo., has been working […]

Comment period for the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill open until September 13, public hearing August 13

From The Watch (Gus Jarvis): A public comment period is open until Sept. 13 on a proposal to build a uranium mill in the West End of Montrose County, with a public hearing set for Aug. 13, from 6-9 p.m., at the Nucla Moose Lodge. Energy Fuels, Inc., the Canadian mining company proposing to build […]

The proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill gets state license #ColoradoRiver

Here’s the release from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Radiation Program today announced Energy Fuels Resources Corp. has met all the regulatory requirements for a radioactive materials license for the Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill in western Montrose County, Colo. State law requires the department […]

CDPHE is moving ahead with permit for the proposed Piñon Ridge Mill

Here’s the letter and order from Chris Urbina at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Attached is my signed decision regarding the matter of Energy Fuels radioactive materials license and the pending appeal by Sheep Mountain Alliance. It is a legal document. On January 14, 2013, Judge Richard Dana decided that the hearing […]

Judge John N. McMullen tells the CDPHE that it’s time for a do-over on the radioactive license for the proposed Piñon Ridge Mill

The Sheep Mountain Alliance (@sheepmtn) sent out this tweet yesterday morning: Victory for @sheepmtn in our lawsuit to stop the Piñon Ridge #Uranium Mill They were kind enough to link to the judge’s order on Scribd. Here’s an excerpt: The Court, having found unlawful CDPHE’s action in issuing the License, sets aside that action, invalidates […]

The EPA has given tentative approval for the proposed Piñon Ridge Mill tailings cell and evaporation ponds

Here’s the letter from EPA Assistant Regional Administrator Stephen S. Tuber to the Energy Fuels Company. More coverage from the Associated Press (Catharine Tsai) via The Pueblo Chieftain: Federal regulators have approved Energy Fuels Resources Corp.’s plan to build a roughly 30-acre tailings cell and about 40 acres of evaporation ponds at its proposed Pinon […]

Energy policy — nuclear: Energy Fuels plans to spend $1 million over the next 18 months in preparation to process uranium at the proposed Piñon Ridge Mill

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Gary Harmon): Energy Fuels Resources Inc. will spend about $1 million during the next 18 months on mines, drilling and other activities aimed at getting ready for feeding ore to the mill, the company said. “Energy Fuels is quietly assembling an impressive array of properties on the Colorado Plateau,” […]

2014 Colorado Legislation: SB14-192 would further regulate mining for radioactive materials #COleg

From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Charles Ashby): Democrats in the Colorado Senate are considering a bill to place more controls over uranium mining that opponents say are duplicative and unnecessary. The measure, SB192, would require uranium and thorium mines to get a radioactive materials license from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, […]

Energy policy — nuclear: First new uranium mill in the U.S. in 25 years gets the go ahead from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

From The Telluride Daily Planet (Katie Klingsporn): The progress of the mill has been followed with fervid interest here since the early stages of its application, and Wednesday’s news evoked a mix of elation — from supporters who see in it the promise of jobs — and grim disappointment — from opponents who believe a […]

Energy policy — nuclear: First new uranium mill in the U.S. in 25 years gets the go ahead from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Update: From the High Country News Goat blog (Nathan Rice): At $11.1 million, the Piñon Ridge clean-up bond is half that of the Cotter uranium mill in Cañon City, Colo. — the only other licensed mill in the state… Having cleared the state’s first bureaucratic bar, Energy Fuels Resources Corp. must complete a handful of […]

Energy policy — nuclear: First new uranium mill in the U.S. in 25 years gets the go ahead from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Here’s the release from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (Warren Smith): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Approves Radioactive Materials License for Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill DENVER—The Radiation Program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced approval of a radioactive materials license for the Piñon Ridge Uranium […]