According to The Colorado Sun, increased population and climate change in Colorado’s Weld County have left the City of Greeley looking for backup water sources. The city council unanimously approved a deal this spring to acquire an aquifer 40 miles to the northwest. Naturally occurring uranium in the groundwater source may pose a safety concern. However, the city counters that tests show it can remove uranium and other contaminants to levels well below federal drinking water standards.
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