Great article. Giant ponds of radioactive waste are kept here under the loophole of recycling it. The mill gets some uranium out of the waste, and then the mill puts the tons of leftover waste into toxic ponds, some of which only have a minimal lining. It has weaker laws to follow as it is not a nuclear waste site. The tribe expects the toxic ponds to leak. The company wants to import 2000 barrels of radioactive waste from Estonia. The mill uses its political power to get Utah and Federal agencies to allow it to expand and to be allowed to violate health standards, The mill claims that increases in plumes of underground pollution are caused naturally or by former mill operators. The 290 acres of toxic tailings ponds are next the Ute tribe's land and the uranium mill. The Ute tribe fears that their drinking water will be contaminated. This is on the eastern edge of the Bear's Ears national monument. Please ask Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior, to protect the tribe, the anir and water, and the wildlife. Yoland Badback, a Ute Tribe activist, said, “I will stand my ground,” “I will not stop until the day that I get this mill to close and get it cleaned up.”
article Helen Caldicott led the movement to reject nuclear war.
"Indeed, we need to foster friendship with all nations and reinvest the trillions of dollars spent on war, killing, and death, saving the ecosphere by powering the world with renewable energy including solar, wind, and geothermal, and planting trillions of trees"
http://www.rockyflatsnuclearguardianship.org Petition to keep Rocky Flats Closed: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/keep-rocky-flats-wildlife Petition to stop new road construction thru Rocky Flats: https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/stop-road-construction-at-site-of-former-nuclear-bomb-plant-rocky-flats Petition to prevent intentional fires at the nuclear weapons site: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-prescribed-burns-at
Here you can write to your Colorado Senators and Representatives. https://actionnetwork.org/letters/keep-rocky-flats-closed-forever?delivery_id=29957036
Here you can disagree with the local governments that think that building trails and bikeways thru a radioactive site is "good".https://www.jeffco.us/FormCenter/Open-Space-15/Rocky-Mountain-Greenway-Comments-197
Info on the dangers of the former plant: