Letter: White Mesa Mill is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations

(Dom Smith | EcoFlight) This aerial photo shot in April shows the White Mesa Uranium Mills evaporation ponds, which environmentalists and Ute Mountain Ute tribal officials fear are emitting radon gas far in excess of federal standards. The 55-acre pond on the left is Cell 1, the one with the highest concentrations of radium waste. The mill is six miles south of Blanding on U.S. Highway 191.

The Salt Lake Tribune published an article about Energy Fuels’ White Mesa Mill (“The water around a Utah uranium mill is growing more polluted”) on Oct. 21.

Notwithstanding the opinions of mill opponents and activists, including the disgruntled former contractor quoted extensively in the article, all of the tailings facilities at the White Mesa Mill are built to stringent regulatory standards, regularly inspected by the state of Utah and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

We are proud of our record of environmental protection, social responsibility and regulatory compliance. And we are committed to being a responsible community partner.

Mark Chalmers, President and CEO, Energy Fuels, Lakewood, Colo.

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