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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/15/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307/347-5207    

BLM and Cooperators Meet for Sheep Mountain Uranium Mining


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office and its cooperating agencies will meet to discuss the proposed Sheep Mountain uranium project on September 28 from 1-4 p.m. at the Jeffrey City Fire Hall in Jeffrey City.

Agencies that have been invited to participate include Fremont County Commissioners, local conservation districts, the State of Wyoming and federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency. Members of the public are invited to observe the proceedings and will be given the opportunity to comment and ask questions at the end of the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to identify alternative mining methods and strategies for analysis. Titan Uranium USA, Inc. (Titan) proposes to conduct conventional uranium exploration and development in the Crooks Gap Mining District, approximately eight miles south of Jeffrey City and 62 miles southeast of Riverton. The project area includes 2,313 acres of federal surface (including 2,836 of federal mineral), 768 acres of state and 544 acres of private lands. This is in an area of historic uranium mining development dating back to the 1950s.

The public scoping period, which opened on August 23, will remain open through October 6. Comments received will assist the BLM as it prepares an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze Titan’s proposed project. Project information and documents may be viewed at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/sheepmtn.html.

Comments should be received by Oct. 6, 2011 and may be emailed to: Sheep_Mountain_Uranium_EIS_WY@BLM.gov or mailed to: BLM Lander Field Office, Attn: Kristin Yannone, 1335 Main Street, Lander, WY, 82520.

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



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: 09-15-2011