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Hearings Scheduled On Proposed Uranium Mill

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DENVER (AP) — Public hearings are scheduled this fall on a company’s license application for the proposed Pinon Ridge uranium mill in western Colorado.

A unit of the state health department had approved a radioactive materials license for Energy Fuels Corp. to operate the proposed mill, but a judge this year invalidated the license, saying the state should’ve held a formal administrative hearing first.

State health officials say a hearing on Energy Fuels’ application is scheduled to begin Oct. 15 in Nucla. It is scheduled to reconvene starting Nov. 7.

People who believe they may be affected by the proposed mill can seek to be a party to the hearing. The deadline to seek party status is Sept. 25.

Final action on the license application isn’t expected until the spring.

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