PROPOSED URANIUM RECOVERY OPERATIONS

New Applications, Restarts, and Expansions

REGULATORY | CONVENTIONAL MILLS | ISL

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates uranium recovery facilities in Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Uranium recovery facilities in Utah, Colorado, Texas, and Washington, are regulated by the state, under an agreement with the NRC.   Uranium recovery includes in situ leach (ISL) operations, also referred to as in situ recovery (ISR), and conventional mills. ISL well fields also require underground injection control (UIC) permits from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or delegated state, and an aquifer exemption from the EPA and any EPA delegated state.

REGULATORY INFORMATION

Uranium Recovery Facility Applications in Review by NRC

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) - Colorado Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division - Radiation Program

Environmental Protection Agency Underground Injection Control (UIC)/Aquifer Exemption Program

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
~ Electronic Reading Room
~ Expected New Uranium Recovery Facility Applications, Restarts, and Expansions
~ Hearing Opportunities and License Applications
~ Locations of Uranium Recovery Facilities
~ NRC Legislation
~ NRC Regulations
~ Public Meeting Schedule
~ State and Tribal Programs
~ Uranium Recovery Program

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
~ Water Quality Division
~ Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program

CONVENTIONAL URANIUM MILLS

ARIZONA

Anderson Mine and Mill Project
Yavapai County
Anderson Mining Co.
(subsidiary of Concentric Energy Corp. )
NRC Docket No. 40-9074
~ Mill/mine location and maps
~
News: Uranium Mine Proposed for Yavapai County

COLORADO

Piñon Ridge Mill
Paradox Valley, Montrose County
Energy Fuels Inc.
~ Project information - CDPHE
~ Proposed Facility Layout Concepts and Details, Piñon Ridge Plant And Tailings Facilities

PowerTech Uranium ISL
Weld County
PowerTech (USA) Incorporated
~ Project information - CDPHE

NEW MEXICO

Mt. Taylor Mill
Rio Grande Resources
Former NRC Docket No. 40-8908

UTAH

Mancos Mill Project
BlueRock Resources, Ltd.
~ Project Information

IN SITU LEACH (ISL) OPERATIONS
CO | NE | NM | SD | WY | TX

COLORADO

Centennial Project
Weld County
PowerTech Uranium Corp.
Mine Permitting Update - October 2007
CDPHE - Colorado Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division - Radiation Program
~ CDPHE information
Community:
~ Coloradoans Against Resource Destruction
~ Powertech Exposed
Extensive information about Powertech Corp and ISL uranium recovery in South Dakota and Colorado

NEBRASKA

Crow Butte
North Trend Expansion and Plant Upgrade
Crawford
Crow Butte Resources, Inc.
NRC Docket No. 40-8943

NEW MEXICO

C de Baca Project
Magdalena, Socorro County
MAX Resource Corp.
~
Project information

Churchrock
McKinley County
Strathmore Minerals Corp.
~ Technical Report

Crownpoint Property/Section 24
McKinley County
NZ Uranium LLC (joint project)
Hydro Resources, Inc.
(subsidiary of Uranium Resources Inc.)
Quincy Energy Corp. (prospective partner)
~ Technical Report

Crownpoint Property/Sections 19 and 29
McKinley County
NZ Uranium LLC
Quincy Energy Corp. (prospective partner)
~ Technical Report

Dalton Pass
Strathmore Minerals Corp.
Strathmore Resources (US) Ltd.
(joint venture)
Nu-Mex Uranium Resources Inc.
~ Project information

Hosta Butte
Quincy Energy Corp. (joint venture)
NZ Uranium LLC
~ Technical Report

Roca Honda Project
McKinley County
Strathmore Minerals Corp.
Strathmore Resources (US) Ltd. (joint venture)
Sumitomo Corp.
NRC Docket No. 40-9071
~ Project information
~ Technical Report 2005
~ Technical Report 2006
MARP Permit Applications
~ Exploration Project Application
~ Exploration Permit

SOUTH DAKOTA

Dewey Burdock Inc.
Custer & Fall River Counties
PowerTech Uranium Corp.
NRC Docket No. 40-9075
~ Letter of Intent to NRC
Community
~ Powertech Exposed
Extensive information about Powertech Corp and ISL uranium recovery in South Dakota and Colorado

WYOMING

A | B | C | D | H | J | L | M | N | S | W

Map of Location of Uranium Districts

Community Organizations
~ Powder River Basin Resource Council
~ Ranchers and Neighbors Protecting our Water

NOTE: On January 30, 2008, Uranium One Inc. completed acquisition of Energy Metals Corp. (EMC). EMC website has been removed from the Web. Information about EMC uranium projects at the EMC website is now no longer available.

Alladin Project
Crook County
PowerTech Uranium Corp.
~ Project information

Allemand-Ross
Converse County
High Plains Uranium Inc.
(subsidiary of Energy Metals Corp.)
(EMC acquired by Uranium One Inc.)
~ WISE Uranium information

Bison Basin
Fremont County
Wildhorse Energy Ltd.
~ Project information - Mineweb

Burnt Wagon
Shirley Basin, Natrona
Uranium Energy Corp.
~ Project information

Christensen Ranch - Restart
Cogema Mining Inc. (COMIN)
Malapai Resources Co.
NRC Docket No. 40-8502

Dewey Terrace Project
PowerTech Uranium Corp.

Hank and Nichols Ranch
Campbell and Johnson Counties
Uranerz Energy Corp.
NRC Docket No. 40-9067
Application received October 2007
~ WISE Uranium

Highland/Smith Ranch - Expansion
Converse County
Cameco Corp.
(through PRI and Geomex Minerals)
NRC Docket No. 40-1548
(Highland: former NRC Docket No. 40-8857)

JAB and Antelope
Satellite Uranium Projects and Central Processing Plant
Sweetwater County
Energy Metals Corp.
(EMC acquired by Uranium One Inc.)
NRC Docket No. 40-9073

Lost Creek Project
Sweetwater County
NFU Wyoming, LLC.
(subsidiary of Ur-Energy USA, Inc.)
Lost Creek ISR, LLC
NRC Docket No. 40-9068
Application received October 2007
~ WISE Uranium page

Lost Soldier
Sweetwater County
NFU Wyoming LLC.
(subsidiary of Ur-Energy USA, Inc.)
~ WISE Uranium info

Moore Ranch Uranium Project

Campbell County
Energy Metals Corp.
(EMC acquired by Uranium One Inc.)
NRC Docket No. 40-9073
Application received September 2007
~ Application Documents
~ Opportunity for NRC Hearing

Mud Springs
Shirley Basin, Natrona County
Uranium Energy Corp.
~ Project information

Nine Mile
Natrona County
Energy Metals Corp.
(EMC acquired by Uranium One Inc.)

Peterson Uranium Project
Energy Metals Corp.
(EMC acquired by Uranium One Inc.)
~ Technical Report

SKY Project
Freemont County
Strathmore Mining Corp.
Yellowcake Mining Inc.

NRC Docket No. 40-9072

Shirley Basin - Restart
Carbon County
Pathfinder Mines Corp.
(subsidiary of Cogema Mining Inc. (COMIN)
NRC Docket No. 40-6622

Smith Ranch
Converse County
North Butte ISL Satellite Facility
Cameco Resources
(formerly Power Resources Inc.)
~ WISE Uranium page

Sweetwater
Wildhorse Energy Ltd.

West Alkali Creek
Bison Basin Project
Fremont County
Wildhorse Energy Ltd.

Wild Buck
Converse County
Energy Metals Corp.
(EMC acquired by Uranium One Inc.)
Magnum Uranium Corporation
~
Project information

TEXAS

Goliad Deposit
Goliad County
Uranium Energy Corp.
~ WISE Uranium information

Hobson Uranium ISR Processing Facility - Restart
Karnes County
South Texas Mining Venture, LLP (STMV)
(partnership)
Energy Metals Corp.
(EMC acquired by Uranium One Inc.)
Everest Exploration
~ Technical Report

La Palangana Project
Duval County
South Texas Mining Venture, LLP
URN South Texas Project
(subsidiary of Energy Metals Corp.)
(EMC acquired by Uranium One Inc. 2008)
~ Technical Report

REGULATORY | CONVENTIONAL MILLS | ISL

Updated November 6, 2009

 

ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION

Colorado Department of Public Health and
Environment


U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission


Utah Division of
Radiation Control


WISE Uranium Project

 

Uranium Watch • 435-259-9450 • 76 S Main, #7 • PO Box 344 • Moab, Utah 84532