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Energy Fuels White Mesa Uranium Mill Radon Emissions Violate Clean Air Act; Alternative Feed “Sham Processing” of Radioactive Waste

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White Mesa Mill
Excerpts from the lawsuit filed by Grand Canyon Trust against Energy Fuels – the same Canadian company that wants to mine uranium in the environs of the Grand Canyon and that just had a fire at its Texas uranium mine, which was spotted by US Border Guards.
INTRODUCTION
1. Plaintiff Grand Canyon Trust (Trust) brings this lawsuit to enforce violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. § 7412, against Energy Fuels Resources Inc. (Energy Fuels) at its White Mesa Uranium Mill. The White Mesa Mill is releasing Radon-222, a cancer-causing gas emitted from the radioactive wastes generated from uranium milling. White Mesa Mill’s tailings impoundments, which store these milling wastes, are not conforming to mandatory CAA emissions limits and work practice standards. 40 C.F.R. §§ 62.251 et seq. (Subpart W). These limits and standards are designed to curtail releases of Radon-222, which is a CAA-designated hazardous air…

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August 30, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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