Lea County Fighting for Areva, Inc.

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO - Lea County Commissioners want to bring a two billion dollar uranium enrichment factory to southern New Mexico.

On Friday, the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County presented a proposal to Lea County Commissioners with similar tax breaks to the company already building an enrichment plant in Eunice.

Officials hope that Areva, Inc. will pick Lea County over other possible sites in Idaho, Ohio, Texas, and Washington State.