Changes to uranium cleanup considered

CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – State regulators are considering changes to how a mining company cleans up contamination at a former uranium mill in Cibola County.

The plan calls for discharging up to 5,500 gallons of water a minute as it cleans up the property.

Some of that water will be used to push the contamination toward collection wells and drains, but critics are concerned the plan could make piles of mining waste at the site unstable and pollute the area’s water supplies.

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