Pinon Ridge uranium mill clears state hurdle

Long-dormant industry could rise again in Colorado


A proposed uranium mill in western Colorado -- potentially the first in the nation in over 25 years -- has generated concern among environmentalists and health advocates while sprouting lofty hopes for steady jobs in a region suffering from uranium’s last bust. If the mill is built, it could help revive the industry that fed the nuclear arms race and provide a domestic source of energy for the nation's burgeoning nuclear power sector.

Learn more about the mill by reading Nathan Rice's story on its progress through the Colorado regulatory process.