Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Uranium mill loses bid for Green River water

A water-rights request for a proposed uranium mill near the city of Green River has been rejected by the Utah state engineer. But that decision doesn’t mean that the project has stalled, according to a county official who is preparing a site for the Mancos Resources Inc. mill. Emery County Economic Development Director Mike McCandless said Monday that Mancos Resources probably can get the water it needs elsewhere for dust suppression, crusher operations and leach tanks.

“From what we know about the project,” McCandless said, “this decision is not going to have a significant impact one way or another on their decision.” Mancos representative Steve Glass declined to comment. Salt Lake Tribune