10/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Department Of Energy Eyes Solar Array Atop Radioactive Mine Tailings Near Durango

The Department of Energy is seeking comments on an initial study to gauge the environmental impacts of installing a photovoltaic array atop or near buried radioactive tailings in Bodo Canyon.

The draft environmental assessment looks at several possibilities, including not building the system over or near where 2.5 million cubic yards of radioactive mine tailings are buried.

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