Montrose County Approves Uranium Mill
by Beverly Corbell
Oct 01, 2009 | 2029 views | 11 11 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MILL SITE – Despite the slowdown in the national economy, George Glasier of Energy Fuels Inc. said he is going ahead with plans to build a uranium mill in the Paradox Valley. (File photo)
MILL SITE – Despite the slowdown in the national economy, George Glasier of Energy Fuels Inc. said he is going ahead with plans to build a uranium mill in the Paradox Valley. (File photo)
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MONTROSE — Despite a protest rally and fervent opposition by farmers and ranchers, the Montrose County Board of County Commissioners approved a special use permit for a uranium mill in Paradox Valley Monday morning. The vote was unanimous.

The proposed mill has been a subject of controversy for months, with hundreds of people, both pro and con, showing up at both planning commission and board of commissioners public meetings to discuss the proposal. The planning commission recommended approval in July.

Organic farmers in the valley have said the mill would put them out of business while others say the mill is needed because the county’s West End needs jobs.

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boycott MTJ
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October 04, 2009
let the boycotts begin.. Cut the air is a good suggestion for starters but everything else should be boycotted too
franklinb
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October 02, 2009
Kudos Commissioners. You didn't let a few wackos dictate good policy. Common sense and science won out over a religious-like fear of "devil-uranium."

Nuclear power is one of the cleanest energy technologies we have. Is it perfect? No. But, neither is coal or natural gas. And, it's certainly better than solar, wind, etc. which are expensive, intermittent, require dangerous minerals and chemicals, and require vast swaths of land (like hundreds of sq. miles) to produce power on mass scale.

I believe that inexpensive and plentiful energy of one of the best ways to improve people's quality of life, especially those on the lower end of the economic spectrum.
pay back
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October 02, 2009
Telluride should immediatly cease the support of Montrose flights and stop giving our tax subsidies to Montrose. We should either cancel the program or bring our flights and tax money back to Telluride. What an awefull ruling, we should now turn our backs on these coward commisioners
hippie snippie
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October 01, 2009
I agree with "stupid", at least he has a valid point,..."spell check boy".
wow.
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October 01, 2009
Those must be some really fat fingers, 'cause on my keyboard the e is way on the other side from the o.

Impressive.
Stupid:)
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October 01, 2009
The Meads,

I base a first impression off of meeting a person face to face and not off of commentary.

I am sure you have never "fat fingered" a word and you always utilize "spellcheck" because you are afraid to mispell a word.You are wasting my time so I will leave it as you being the douche bag and me stupid...I am good with that.

The Meads
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October 01, 2009
Brien,

First impressions are everything. And my first impression of you is that you can't spell, so why would you be able to put forth any sort of reliable or helpful commentary? So I kept it at your level so you could understand. I am sorry for calling you a douche bag. I should have kept it at stupid.
Brien Gardner
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October 01, 2009
Hey, so I add an "e" on "tomato"...only a douch bag would point that out and come up with no other response!!
The Meads
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October 01, 2009
Brien,

You are right. There is nothing like uranium dust on your "tomatoe"plants. Nice spelling douche bag. Perhaps you should lay off the radiation.
Brien Gardner
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October 01, 2009
More like Pro-hundreds-Cons-30....There is nothing better than uranium dust on your tomatoe plants...one more big step towards the constuction of the mill, yes! Another big step towards keeping the green weinies out of our beautiful area!!
Norwood Native
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September 30, 2009
The "fervent" opposition came from Telluride, not long time farmers and ranchers!