Skip to content

Someone else can clean it up General Atomics looks to offload uranium Superfund site in Colorado via the San Diego Reader

After more than a decade in mothballs, a subsidiary of San Diego’s General Atomics has indicated that it intends to offload the cleanup work at a uranium mine it owns in central Colorado. The Cañon City facility, owned by the Cotter Corporation, has sat dormant since 2006, and was declared a Superfund site in 1984.

Plans to reopen the mine stalled when state politicians demanded the company first address its existing violations. Last month it was discovered that waste from the Manhattan Project was dumped at the site — it’s unclear whether there was a intention to harvest uranium from the material or just create a convenient place to stash it.


If the transfer, expected to be completed sometime this fall, is successful, it’ll reduce, but not eliminate General Atomics’ portfolio of contaminated uranium mines that have fallen into disuse. Through another subsidiary, the company controls a New Mexico operationthat hasn’t been used in 25 years. In 2015, the firm fought efforts to begin cleanup efforts at that site, indicating that the intention was to reopen the mine once worldwide uranium prices return to profitable levels.



Read more.

Posted in *English.

Tagged with , .

2 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

  1. final ank says

    nice man

  2. Apowerrecover Pro Crack says

    AzureLabel Crack was previously known as PriceLabel. You can design and print any label barcodes, price tags, and more for Windows PC! It is a simple and efficient solution for printing and creating price tags, labels, barcodes, and more. Custom printed labels that are digitally printed can be a great solution for Product promotion campaigns. Put them on the packaging to see what impact they have on the sales figures of yours.

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.