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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/14/11
Contacts: Serena Baker,    
  307-212-0197    

Public Scoping Opens on Lost Creek Uranium In Situ Recovery Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) kicks-off a 30-day public scoping period by publishing a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Lost Creek In Situ Uranium Recovery Project in the Federal Register.

The proposed Lost Creek In Situ Uranium Recovery Project is located in Sweetwater County, Wyo., roughly 40 miles northwest of Rawlins. The project encompasses more than 4,200 acres with proposed disturbances on approximately 325 acres. Development would include well fields for injection, production and monitoring, wellhead houses, a central processing facility, an access road network and pipeline system.

The BLM RFO will host a scoping meeting giving the public an opportunity to view a PowerPoint presentation by applicant Ur Energy of Casper, Wyo.; ask BLM specialists questions; and view a map of the project area. The meeting will be held:

Monday, Mar. 7
BLM Rawlins Field Office
1300 N Third Street
Rawlins, Wyo. 82301
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Written, substantive scoping comments may be submitted until Mar. 14 via email: Lost_Crk_Mine_WY@blm.gov, facsimile: 307-328-4224, mail, or hand-delivery to the RFO during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). To learn more about the Lost Creek In Situ Uranium Recovery Project, visit: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/rfo/lostcreek.html. For questions, contact Project Manager Eldon Allison, 307-328-4267.



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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Last updated: 02-14-2011