Posted 2 years ago
By John Axtell
The BLM held a public meeting on the proposed mine in Fremont County on in Riverton and another last night in Lander. It is accepting written comments through January 31.
Cameco plans to do in-situ injection mining, as it does at Crawford. A chemical solution similar to bicarbonate of soda is pumped into the aquifer and dissolves the uranium. The water is pumped out and the uranium processed out.
The BLM is looking at three plans and considering how to limit surface disturbance and reduce vegetation loss. The agency is also looking at how the mine would affect previous reclamation efforts, livestock grazing and air and water quality.