White Mesa Mill is being shut down for a year

The plans to shut down the White Mesa Mill in San Juan County, Utah, have received mixed responses by the locals. 200 people will lose their jobs over an idle phase of at least one year. But the Mill has been controversial since its beginning in 1980, due to violation of radon standards and contamination of local springs and ground water.

Utah Public Radio: Plan To Idle White Mesa Mill Sends Shockwaves Through Uranium Country.