Department of Energy Seeking Public Input on Future Uranium Mining
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking more public input regarding their Draft Uranium Leading Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.
The DOE says 25,000 acres of lands in Mesa, Montrose and San Miguel Counties are leased to private entities for uranium mining but no operations are active at this time.
The purpose of the impact statement proposal is to analyze the potential environmental impacts of mining uranium and vanadium.
The DOE will be hosting 4 public meetings to gather public input beginning Monday April, 22 in Grand Junction at Colorado Mesa University.
If you miss out on Monday's meeting, Jefferson Elementary School in Montrose will be hosting the second meeting on Tuesday April, 23.
The third meeting will take place on April 24, at the Telluride Middle/High School.
The final meeting will be held on April 25 at the Naturita School.
All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 9 p.m.