Moab tailings cleanup to benefit from stimulus dough

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Here’s an update on the cleanup of uranium mill tailings in Moab, from Gary Harmon writing for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. From the article:

The federal government will provide $108 million from the economic stimulus package to push ahead more quickly with the cleanup of uranium mill tailings from Moab, Utah. The new spending will more than double the number of employees from 125 to at least 275, officials with the U.S. Department of Energy said. The cleanup is scheduled to begin April 20 and is estimated to cost about $1 billion, which will be paid by the Department of Energy. “Grand County has an astonishing economic stimulus package going on,” Bob Greenberg, chairman of the county council, said Tuesday.

More Coyote Gulch coverage here and here.

3 thoughts on “Moab tailings cleanup to benefit from stimulus dough

    • Kate,

      Thanks for the kind words. I would have thought that a Colorado water weblog would have fallen off your radar down there in the swamps. 🙂

      John Orr

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