BLM begins public comment period for Strathmore Resources Gas Hills Uranium Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed uranium project east of Riverton.

Strathmore Resources (US), LTD proposes to conduct conventional uranium exploration and development in the Gas Hills Unit, approximately 45 miles east of Riverton and 35 miles southwest of Casper. The project area is approximately 12,400 acres, of which 11,040 acres are federal surface. This area has been a uranium district since the early 1950s.

Strathmore proposes to mine the uranium using conventional or open pit methods and with on-site heap leach processing of uranium into yellow cake. Surface disturbance from pits, spoils storage, material storage, roads and processing facilities including the heap leach will total approximately 2,000 acres and will be phased over twelve years. Upon termination of mining operations and final surface reclamation, it is likely that the heap leach area will be restricted from public access and transferred to the Department of Energy for long-term custodial care.

The BLM will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze Strathmore’s proposed project. Project information and documents will be available on the website at:www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/LowerGasHillsConvMine.html.

To provide the public with an opportunity to review the proposal and project information, the BLM will host public meetings in Lander and Riverton.

 

Date and Time

Location

August 6, 2013
4-6 p.m.
Lander: Fremont County Library
Lander Branch
200 Amoretti Street
August 8, 2013
4-6 p.m.
Riverton: Fremont County Library
Riverton Branch
1330 West Park Avenue

 

Public input is valuable early in the process and will enable the BLM to develop a well-informed EIS. Comments should be received by September 9, 2013. Written comments may be emailed to:  BLM_WY_Lower_Gas_Hills_Conventional_Mine@blm.gov, or mailed to: Bureau of Land Management, Lander Field Office, Attn: Kristin Yannone, Project Manager, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.

Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, please contact Project Manager Kristin Yannone at 307-332-8400.

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