Energy policy — nuclear: Cotter Corp starts Schwartzwalder mine cleanup

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From The Denver Post:

The owner of a defunct uranium mine leaking pollution along a creek that flows into a Denver Water reservoir has launched a cleanup as ordered, state officials confirmed Thursday. Cotter Corp. installed a system that can pump and treat up to 50 gallons per minute of contaminated water from inside its Schwartzenwalder Mine, west of Denver in Jefferson County.

More Schwartzwalder mine coverage here.

Greeley: Water consumption up with recent summer weather

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From The Greeley Tribune (Catharine Hausler):

local water usage is up this year compared with last year, said Jon Monson, Greeley’s water and sewer director. Greeley residents used 35.4 million gallons of water a day during the first week in July, up from the 27.7 million gallons they used during the same week last year, he said…The University of Northern Colorado is doing its best to conserve water, cutting back water use this week due to the downpour last weekend and the cool, cloudy weather that left the city looking more like Seattle than Greeley. Some parts of Greeley saw 1.3 inches of rain late Sunday, with an average of just under an inch.