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But a foreign corp. could change all that.The mining company - a Canadian corporation named Powertech - is proposing an in-situ leach mining operation that will pump chemicals into the groundwater to leach out the uranium, and then pump the groundwater to the surface to chemically extract the uranium from the water. In addition, the mining company has not ruled out the possibility of digging a massive open-pit mine to extract the uranium by mechanical means.
Both types of mining - in-situ leach and open pit - pose serious health risks for local residents, and pose serious environmental and economic risks for Fort Collins and northern Colorado.
Originally posted by NGC2736
This same group was interested as of a year ago in doing the same thing in South Dakota.
The Canadian corporation, incorporated in 1984 as Ararat Oil & Minerals Inc., has for most of its existence been a manufacturer of boilers and water heaters.
Powertech has never mined uranium.
Originally posted by dobsonion2
This is just a local story that nobody will care about,but my point is nuclear energy is not clean. The price you pay to get it, is it worth it?
[edit on 26/12/07 by masqua]
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
Just a note of interest you may not be aware of, but Canada is the leading producer of uranium on the planet
It's not like Canada lacks experience in this field.
45% of all uranium produced in Canada is sold to the United States which has helped make your nation the most powerful military presence on the globe.