Energy Fuels has reached a settlement with Telluride and San Miguel County in a Colorado lawsuit aimed at halting construction of the company’s proposed Pinon Ridge mill.
The Daily Sentinel reported the settlement has Energy Fuels participating in a monitoring program for the watershed above Telluride. Town and county officials also will be allowed to inspect the mill and mines that feed it.
The Telluride Town Council has approved the settlement. The San Miguel County Commission is scheduled to vote on it next week.
The settlement doesn’t cover two other plaintiffs in the lawsuit. One remaining plaintiff is the Sheep Mountain Alliance, which also challenged state health officials’ decision to issue a license for the proposed mill. A new administrative hearing on the license is scheduled to start next week.