Energy policy — nuclear: Piñon Ridge construction on hold until the Sheep Mountain Alliance lawsuit is resolved

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From The Durango Herald (Joe Hanel):

In late May, Denver District Judge Brian Whitney ruled for the environmental group Sheep Mountain Alliance, saying its lawsuit against the state health department could proceed. The alliance is challenging the state’s issuance of a radioactive materials permit to Energy Fuels. Jennifer Thurston of Sheep Mountain Alliance said the judge’s decision was a big victory. “It was really the first independent review looking at the basic issues in the case,” Thurston said. “He said that there are real issues at stake, and real damages can occur. That was a very important validation for us.”[…]

Energy Fuels is drawing up construction plans, but it will not start building the mill until the legal case is finished, said Curtis Moore, director of communications and legal affairs for Energy Fuels.

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