EPA withdraws proposed regs for in-situ uranium mining
EPA safety rules
Kathy Helms, Special Correspondent
October 23, 2018
GRANTS — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday formally withdrew the proposed rulemaking for tailings from in-situ recovery of uranium, introduced during the final days of the Obama administration to protect uranium workers and the public from radiological and non-radiological hazards associated with processing.
“The EPA’s action is both disgraceful and expected,” Eric Jantz, staff attorney with New Mexico
Environmental Law Center, said. “It’s just the latest example of how governments, especially the federal government, props up the dying nuclear industry at the expense of people who live in communities where ISL (in-situ leach) mining occurs.”
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