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Freudenthal welcomes Cameco HQ to Cheyenne

Submitted by rebecca on June 2, 2010 – 12:50 pmNo Comment

     
     CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Gov. Dave Freudenthal is welcoming to
Cheyenne the nation’s top uranium producer and recipient of
Wyoming’s biggest state environmental fine.
     Cameco Corp. recently moved its U.S. headquarters to Cheyenne
from Lakewood, Colo.
     Over three years, Cameco has paid more than $1.1 million in
state environmental penalties for violations at its uranium mine in
Converse County.
     Freudenthal said Wednesday the state is monitoring Cameco’s mine
diligently. Cameco spokesman Ken Vaughn says Cameco takes
compliance very seriously and the problems that led to a record $1
million fine in 2008 weren’t acceptable.
     Freudenthal last week accepted from Cameco a $50,000 gift to the
Wyoming Wildlife Trust Fund, a state account for improving wildlife
habitat.

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