Less than two weeks ago, the home on this Meeker town lot at 1189 Park St. had been set up for demolition as “substantially radioactive” uranium ore was found in a coffee can just inside the front door and in an isolated area of the backyard (back right in photo). With the involvement of the Fred Johnson family, the Meeker Police Department, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado State Police, the Rio Blanco County Environmental Services Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, the home has been demolished, all uranium ore and tainted property and soil have been removed, and the property has been declared “safe” and free of any contamination.
RBC I “Uranium Drive-In,” a new documentary by Telluride filmmaker Suzan Beraza, takes a revealing look at Nucla and Naturita, two western Colorado communities that hoped a controversial uranium mill would bring economic revival. But […]
MEEKER I An old home at 1189 Park St. in Meeker was torn down by the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday and Saturday after raw uranium ore was found in the home, where officials believe […]