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Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 4:18 pm | Updated: 5:33 pm, Tue Apr 29, 2014.

ALBUQUERQUE — State regulators on Tuesday began considering changes to a permit that governs how a mining company cleans up contamination at a former uranium mill in Western New Mexico.

The plan by Homestake Mining Co. of California calls for releasing up to 5,500 gallons of treated water a minute as it cleans up millions of tons of contaminated waste and polluted water left behind at the property.

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  • Joseph Hempfling posted at 10:41 am on Wed, Apr 30, 2014.

    joehempfling Posts: 192

    Having sat tru much of the Water Review Board's "meaningless" hearing on the new and thank God still pending (it is in court) re; the new Copper Rule and which amounts to nothing more than PERMISSION TO POLUTE (my opinion) and how our very own Environment Dept basically sold us out under the Martinez Administration, have my doubts about what is now being proposed for the Uranium clean up. If anything more study of the hard-science is required as the safety and protection of our Water is in question. And why we can't look to other examples of how the same situation has been environmentally addressed is beyond me. In the above mentioned hearings I learned so called second world countries like Chile already use safe practices (copper mining) that we only dream of and with much less waste of water. WHY Answer': because it is more profitable to stick our head in the sand, kick the can down the road, play dumb and make money while we destroy the very planet we all live on. WAKE up Susana, the hour is late and you are playing with our future and that of our children. No time for political games or favors !

     

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