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Thank you for the opportunity to provide public comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Revisions to National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Operating Mill Tailings, 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart W (“Proposed Rule”). 

Please accept these comments on behalf of Earthworks, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mineral development while seeking sustainable solutions.  And on behalf of the Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance, a group of citizens from neighboring communities near Grants and north of Milan, New Mexico, whose underground water resources have been contaminated by uranium mining and milling activities that began in the 1950s.