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BLM seeks public input on Gas Hills uranium project proposal

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public input on the Gas Hills In-Situ Recovery Uranium Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Power Resources Inc., doing business as Cameco Resources, proposes to develop uranium deposits using in-situ recovery techniques in the Gas Hills Mining District located in Fremont and Natrona counties. The BLM has developed a draft EIS, which provides a comprehensive environmental analysis of impacts that could result from project development.

The draft EIS will assist the BLM in its decision-making process.

Public meetings will be held to provide an opportunity to review the proposal and project information. BLM resource specialists will be available to provide information, answer questions and receive public comments. Comment forms will be available. Public meetings in Fremont County will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Riverton Branch Library, 1330 W. Park Ave., and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Fremont Library, 200 Amoretti St.

Tribes, the public and government agencies are encouraged to provide comment on the draft EIS during the 45-day public comment period. The draft EIS is available for review on the project website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/docu

ments/lfo/gashills.html.

Comments can be submitted to the BLM during the public meetings; by e-mail: Gas_Hills_Uranium_EIS_WY@blm.gov; by fax: 307-332-8444; or by mail: Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Kristin Yannone, Lander Field Office, 1335 Main St., Lander, WY 82520.

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