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NRC gives environmental green light for uranium recovery project

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said there are no environmental impacts that would preclude licensing the Ross in-situ uranium recovery (ISR) project in Wyoming.

Strata Energy submitted a license application on January 4, 2011 that would authorize Strata to construct and operate the facility and well fields at the site, and eventually restore aquifers, decommission the facility and reclaim the site. The Ross facility would use the ISR process to recover uranium from underground ore and convert it into yellowcake for use in the production of nuclear fuel.

Once the NRC staff reviews the project’s potential impacts on historic and cultural resources, commissioners will issue the license.

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