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(Radio)Activity in Federal Court over NM Uranium Mine Licenses

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May 13, 2008

Denver, CO - Looking to stall the much-hyped new uranium boom, some New Mexico groups made their case in a federal court in Denver Monday, challenging licenses granted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for new mining operations near the Navajo communities of Crownpoint and Church Rock.

Attorney Eric Jantz made the case that the NRC misinterpreted and distorted its own regulations in approving the licenses.

"The NRC fundamentally ignores its primary mission -- that is, to protect public health and safety. And there's no connection between its ultimate decision and the evidence that was presented in the record."

Jantz alleges the NRC approved the license without an adequate plan for protecting area groundwater. The licenses were granted to Hydro Resources, Inc. (HRI) of New Mexico. The company claims the portion of the aquifer that would be affected is not currently suitable for drinking. Jantz is representing Albuquerque-based Southwest Research and Information Center, Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining, and two Pinedale residents.

Leona Morgan's family is from the area near the proposed mines. She's skeptical about the new technologies that HRI plans to use to extract uranium.

"They're going to tell us that they cleaned the water back to pre-mining, pre-existing standards. It has never been done and no company has ever proven that it was even possible to do so."

HRI has put up a bond to pay for clean-up if it is unable to reclaim the land or water, but mining opponents argue the amount of the bond is not nearly enough.

Eric Mack, Public News Service - NM