- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says the owner of a shuttered southern Colorado uranium mill has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in cleanup-related costs.

The EPA said Wednesday that the money from Cotter Corp. would pay for oversight of an investigation into contamination at the mill near Canon City between 2012 and 2014.

Cotter previously agreed to cover EPA and state cleanup costs since 2014.

The EPA will take comment on Cotter’s proposed $957,604 payment for the next month before being able to accept it.

Cotter processed uranium for nuclear weapons and fuel at the mill from 1958 to 1978.

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