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WHITEHALL WATER PROJECT: The Simple Facts, Week 1

Myth: Uranium in the Town of Whitehall Water is due to mining operations at Golden Sunlight.

Here are the facts:

1. Uranium in the Town Hall of Whitehall is naturally occurring, having been in our valley’s aquifer for multiple decades. In fact, wells outside of town limits also contain levels of uranium.

2. In 2014, DEQ notified the Town that we must be placed under quarterly monitoring for exceeding newly adopted levels of uranium set by State and Federal Governments. In 2015 and 2016, uranium levels exceeded multiple months. In January 2017, DEQ issued a Court Order to start the process of r...

 

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