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2012 Uranium News

Uranium mine challenge approved by NRC
Despite an industry appeal, the Nuclear Regulatory Commision (NRC) unanimously approved a challenge to a proposed license for Strata Energy Inc. to drill for uranium in Crook County, less than 20 miles from Devils Tower National Monument...(05/21/2012)

Uranium Mining Environmental Consequences to Be Reviewed in Court
For decades, uranium has been mined in ways that damage our waters and land, put our communities at risk, and cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in clean-up costs....(05-14-2012)

Peninsula Energy to begin deep disposal well testing at Lance uranium projects ahead of schedule
Peninsula Energy's (ASX: PEN) wholly owned subsidiary Strata Energy can now move forward with deep disposal well testing of subsurface conditions at the Lance uranium projects in Wyoming ahead of its original schedule....(01/16/2012)

 

2011 Uranium News

Uranium environmental concerns include sage grouse, water quality
The uranium projects under development around the state are encouraging signs of life for Wyoming's reborn uranium industry. They're also a cause for concern for some landowners and environmentalists...(09/29/2011)

Nuclear Power's Other Tragedy
Communities Living with Uranium...(06/2011)

2010 Uranium News

 

Permitting backlog still a headache
A proposal to speed up the permitting process at the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality lost the support of the minerals industry and the interest of lawmakers last week....(09/27/2010)

Wyoming tentatively OKs uranium permit
Wyoming regulators are proceeding with permits allowing uranium developers to inject wastewater underground despite concerns by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....(04/16/2010)

Water is Our Most Important Resource: Not Uranium
I appreciate the fact that the article, "Drilling Activity Increases", is an attempt to keep the community informed about what is happening with the In-Situ Leaching (ISL) of uranium in our county. However, I hope that future articles will be more investigative in that they present all sides of this critical issue, rather than appearing to be a promotional ad for the uranium companies....(04/15/2010)

Bill Aimed at Boosting Uranium Production Moves to House Floor
A bill creating a taskforce to boost uranium production in Wyoming passed the House Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee on Wednesday.

2009 Uranium News

Permit Delay Worries Uranium Hopefuls
Several proposed uranium mining projects in Wyoming and across the West will be delayed due the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's recent decision requiring a more thorough site-specific analysis for each project....(06/21/09)

2008 Uranium News

Feds should keep uranium-mining reviews local
All politics is local, the saying goes. All federal agency policy-making should follow the same principle....(9/17/08)

Wyoming Governor Pushes for Uranium Study Release
With energy companies clamoring to produce more uranium, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal is urging federal regulators not to delay release of an environmental study on an increasingly popular, and controversial, method of mining the radioactive element....(9/11/08)

Feds consider uranium expansion
Still dealing with multiple environmental violations at its Smith Ranch-Highland in-situ leach uranium mine north of Douglas, Cameco Resources Inc. has asked federal regulators to expand its permit boundary by 8,700 acres....(07/22/08)

Questions on Uranium
Ranchers and rural residents in northeast Wyoming say they've seen the brochure on how uranium producers perform in-situ leach mining. What they don't know is how it's going to work in their neighborhood, with the soils and aquifers under their homes...(5/13/08)

Probe finds Uranium Mine Violations
What has been considered Wyoming's "model" in-situ uranium mine, and the only operational uranium facility in the state in recent years, is under scrutiny by state regulators for what they describe as an alarming volume of environmental violations....(4/04/08)

In Wyoming, Economics Often Blurs Health Concerns in Uranium Mining
Chairmaine White Face thinks there's enough sun and wind in South Dakota for all of America's needs. That's why she doesn't think mining for Uranium is a good idea....(2/10/08)

Powertech looks for more uranium
Powertech, the Canadian-based mining company that is looking for uranium in southwest South Dakota....(1/25/08)

2007 Uranium News

Uranium alliance Formed
Uranium exploration is preceding in certain areas of South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado, and four different environmental groups have formed an alliance to educate residents....(11/12/07)

Proposed Uranium Mining Concerns Environmentalist
Water Quality and the health of thousands of people are at risk if companies are allowed to go ahead with plans to mine uranium in South Dakota....(11/11/07)

Nuclear Review Draws Crowd, Concerns
In anticipation of at least 14 new in-situ leach uranium proposals throughout the Intermountain West, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission conducted a public meeting....(08/08/07)