DENVER
06/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Schwartzwalder Uranium Mine Contaminating Water Supply, Denver Water Not Informed Of Issue

A defunct uranium mine in Jefferson County is contaminating groundwater near a reservoir, but government regulators and mine executives have yet to settle on a plan for cleanup.

Uranium concentrations in groundwater 30 feet beneath the brim of the Schwartzwalder Mine exceed the human health standard for uranium by more than 1,000 times, according to state records reviewed Thursday.

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