By Noel Lyn Smith

Farmington Daily Times

June 17, 2022

FARMINGTON — A decision that was expected this month about whether to remove uranium mine waste from an area near a Church Rock community or store it onsite near the community has been delayed for now by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Area residents have called on federal agencies to have United Nuclear Corporation transport the waste to disposal facilities outside the area.

The NRC and its and staff will continue evaluating a request from United Nuclear Corporation to amend its cleanup plan to transport contaminated soil from its uranium mines and dispose the waste at its mill site. The entire activity would take place next to the Red Water Pond Road Community, an area north of Church Rock.

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