Moab: 16 million tons of tailings on the move

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From the Associated Press (Dan Stark) via the Aspen Times:

Since this spring, more than 330,000 tons of uranium tailings have been hauled away from a huge pile near Moab and deposited in disposal pits 30 miles to the north, according to the U.S Department of Energy. Crews began running two trainloads a day in August, doubling the amount of waste shipped to Crescent Junction each day. The pace will pick up even more next month with longer trains and bigger containers, Donald Metzler, the project’s manager for DOE, said Wednesday.

More Colorado River basin coverage here.

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