Colo. Lawmakers OK Uranium Cleanup Bill

Law360, New York (April 29, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT) -- Colorado lawmakers have given the green light to a measure that would impose stiff new state regulations governing uranium mine and mill cleanups, in part by requiring companies to clean up existing radioactive waste before applying for expansion permits.

The state Senate voted 24-9 in favor of the the Uranium Processing Accountability Act on Wednesday, followed by a 60-3 approval in the House, according to the state General Assembly. The measure now needs the stamp of approval from Gov. Bill Ritter.

The legislation would amend existing...
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