Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

In situ threat

Uranium mining puts water in drought zone at risk

In situ recovery mining in Crow Butte, Neb.

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Pacific Standard

Mining uranium — the fuel for nuclear reactors — is a dirty business. Yet even as the United States nuclear power industry struggles to survive, uranium mining continues. The techniques are more modern, but conservationists say the threat could be just as insidious: Polluting water supplies in drought-ridden parts of the country where drinking water is already alarmingly scarce.

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Front Range cities demand more water access

Denver Post

Objections from Front Range cities are forcing state officials to make a last-minute overhaul of Colorado's water plan and pledge to build new reservoirs that enable population growth.

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Outlook shows investment in technology critical

WaterWorld

In the 2015 U.S. Water Industry Outlook, one of the key findings shows that investment in technology is critical for the nation's water industry as it strives to address aging infrastructure, reduce operating costs and comply with regulatory issues. The survey found overwhelming agreement that technical innovation was both a major investment opportunity for the water industry, as well as the main competitive driver.

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