chu http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Mead wants tribes to have more authority on uranium remediation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-wants-tribes-have-more-authority-uranium-remediation <p>In a February letter to the Department of Energy, Gov. Matt Mead expressed concern that the passive handling of uranium contamination on the Wind River Reservation might not be living up to the DOE&rsquo;s remedial action plan.</p><p>The DOE asserted that the site would clean itself up after 100 years, and despite that uranium tailings were removed from the site decades ago, spikes in uranium were measured in DOE monitoring wells in 2010.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:23:36 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 20846 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead wants tribes to have more authority on uranium remediation