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Dig that uranium In the Durango Telegraph, Will Sands reports news of a local planning commission's approval of new uranium mill in the Four-Corners region -  the nation's first in 25 years. 

Proponents are counting on a forgotten past. 

Many pointed to recent history and the former town of Uravan, which was once located just downstream from Naturita. In 1986, the uranium mill/mining town was deemed unfit for human occupation and declared a Superfund site. The clean-up took 15 years and $70 million in federal funding, and widespread cancer is one of Uravan’s only enduring legacies.

(Poster from a 2007 Mother Jones story.)

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