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LR Letter
May 29, 2013

Update: Paleoflood Data for the COlorado River above Moab

Letter from Living Rivers and Uranium Watch to the Site Futures Committee regarding proposals to develop the land that is currently occupied by the Atlas Tailings Pile (uranium mill waste) near Moab, Utah, once the site is remediated by the Department of Energy.

The reason why this uranium waste pile is being moved off the Colorado River floodplain is because of its vulnerability to 100-, 500- and 1000-year floods.

The best use of this land is to let it serve the community as a free ecological service to reduce the impacts of catastrophic flooding events, and not to develop it for human habitation or for industrial uses.

Letter from Living Rivers concerning new information on the history of floods on the Colorado River at Moab, UT

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