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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/09/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

BLM Casper Releases EA for Uranium ISR Mining


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the proposed Reynolds Ranch uranium in situ recovery (ISR) mining project northwest of Douglas, Wyo.

Cameco Resources, Inc. proposes to conduct new ISR uranium mining and reclamation on public land located 30 miles northwest of Douglas in Converse County. ISR mining has been conducted in the area since 1981 and Cameco proposes to expand its uranium mining operations on public land by 45.6 acres.

The EA has been prepared to analyze the impacts of the proposed project. It is available for public review and comment by visiting the BLM website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/cfodocs.html. The plan of operations submitted by Cameco is available for review at the Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive in Casper.

The public comment period runs from Sept. 9 through October 9, 2010. Comments should be addressed to AFM Minerals and Lands, BLM-Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY, 82609. Comments may also be emailed to casper_wymail@blm.gov; please include "Reynolds_Ranch" in the subject line.

For more information, please contact BLM Geologist Tom Foertsch at (307) 261-7630.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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