Decision delayed on allowing radioactive waste at Colorado site |

Decision delayed on allowing radioactive waste at Colorado site

AURORA – After some Front Range cities raised concerns about costs, a regional panel postponed a decision Tuesday on whether to allow low-level radioactive waste at a hazardous-waste site about 70 miles east of Denver.The Rocky Mountain Low-Level Radioactive Waste Board said it would decide on May 30 whether to allow the site in eastern Adams County to accept naturally occurring radioactive material in its normal state and after it has gone through processing, which might include byproducts from oil and gas production and radium processing.Adams County is suing to repeal the state license and permit approved last year for the Clean Harbors Deer Trail Facility. Area residents fear that allowing in low-level radioactive waste eventually will lead to the dumping of high-level radioactive waste there.Lawyers and officials from Denver, Colorado Springs and Englewood urged the board to postpone a decision on expanding the kind of waste Clean Harbors can accept.

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