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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/07/11
Contacts: Lesley Collins    
  307-261-7603    

BLM Releases DR and FONSI for Reynolds Ranch Uranium ISR Mining Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office announces a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Decision Record (DR) for the Cameco Resources/Power Resources Incorporated (PRI) Reynolds Ranch Uranium In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Environmental Assessment (EA).

Cameco Resources, Inc. plans 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 DR/FONSI is available 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.

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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Last updated: 01-11-2011