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08/31/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ritter To Secretary Chu: Plan To Store Mercury In Grand Juction "Deeply Flawed"


The issue of where to store what could be 17,000 tons of hazardous mercury waste has pitted state against state and become an issue in Colorado's gubernatorial race.

Gov. Bill Ritter on Thursday said a federal proposal to consider the Grand Junction area as a potential dumping ground for the hazardous waste is "deeply flawed" and needs to be retooled.

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