11/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Yellowcake Uranium Trucks "Can Go Wherever They Want" After Recent State Decision

MONTROSE -- Opponents of a proposed uranium mill in southwestern Colorado near the Utah state line may be relieved to hear that state officials in charge of overseeing the transport of incoming ore and outgoing yellowcake don't actually consider such things "nuclear materials."

By state statute, uranium ore and processed yellowcake, used to make fuel rods for nuclear reactors, are considered mere hazardous materials and therefore not limited to transportation along the state's designated nuclear materials routes.

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