Environmentalists pressure EPA to restart writing uranium rule

May 12, 2022
Environmental groups are renewing their push for EPA to set groundwater protection rules for in-situ leach (ISL) uranium mining, after the agency weighed for the past year whether to reverse a Trump EPA decision to shelve the rule’s development, with the groups stressing the urgency of agency action given industry’s drive for setting up a strategic uranium reserve. “It’s long past time for EPA to issue the uranium mining standards that were put on hold in 2018,” 10 environmental groups...

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