Cotter Corp. adds $6.8 million to uranium mill cleanup as Colorado accelerates timetable

It’ll take at least a decade before Cotter Corp.’s contaminated Colorado
uranium mill is cleaned up under a new deal aimed at accelerating work
at the site.

The agreement settles a long-running dispute about the
surety fund – state officials have estimated cleanup would cost as much
as $40 million – and also sets Cotter’s timetable and penalties if
deadlines aren’t met.

A watchdog group criticized the deal, saying plans
were revised with little public input.

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