Monday July 25, 2022
JUL 25
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A mining company wants to extract lithium from old oil and gas wells in Grand County. Used in electronics such as batteries, demand for the metal is expected to grow. Companies are exploring deposits across the country, including the Paradox Basin in Southeastern Utah. Today on the news, the potential - and risks - of using old oil infrastructure in the transition to a greener economy. Plus, an annual Ute athletic tradition is coming back to our region. And, a recent wildfire left a smoky taste and smell in a Colorado town’s water.

// Show Notes:

// Photo: Dead Horse Point State Park. A-1 Lithium has submitted a proposal to the BLM a few miles outside the state park. Credit Dave Hensley

// BLM: A-1 Lithium Incorporated Mineral Exploration Project

// Anson Resources: Paradox Basin Brine Project

// KUNC: Smoke in the water – Wildfires have lasting effects on drinking supply long after they’re put out