FLAGSTAFF Ariz AP A federal judge has ruled against environmental groups and a tribe in their bid to keep a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon from operating.
The Canyon Mine near the national parks South Rim entrance has been on standby for nearly 20 years The company that owns it Energy Fuels Resources is waiting for uranium prices to rebound before opening it.
Still environmental groups and the Havasupai Tribe sought to prevent that from happening They sued the U S Forest Service arguing the agency failed to consider the environmental and cultural costs of extracting uranium ore when it reviewed the companys mining claims.
U S District Judge David Campbell in Arizona said those costs would have been minimal considering the Forest Service projected Canyon Mines profits at a conservative 29 million.
Cameco is one of the worlds largest publicly traded uranium companies.
The environmental groups said Wednesday that they are reviewing the decision and evaluating whether to appeal.
Canyon Mine should not have been allowed to go forward said Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Clubs Grand Canyon Chapter We do know that The risks are significant and the benefits negligible.
Energy Fuels is among the companies pushing for intervention from the federal government to rescue U S uranium mining in a tough global marketplace Company spokesman Curtis Moore said Wednesday that Energy Fuels is actively maintaining the site.
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A spokeswoman for Kaibab National Forest did not immediately return a request for comment.
Drilling crews work to construct a new well field at Camecos North Butte in situ uranium mine May 13 in Campbell County North Butte which began operations May 10 is expected to eventually.
Wyoming is the top uranium mining state in the nation and Cameco Resources Smith Ranch Highland mine in eastern Wyoming is the biggest in situ uranium mine by production volume in the U S.
Insufficient data available to assess long term post mining groundwater conditions at Highland in situ leach uranium mine study finds Regulatory measurements performed at a Wyoming in situ uranium mine were collected and analysed to ascertain the efficacy of remediation and potential long term environmental impact.
At the Smith Ranch Highland mine Cameco in the early 2000s experimented with bioremediation stimulating native bacteria to fix the metals These bacteria live in the uranium rich strata and use uranium as an electron acceptor in their natural life cycles.
Who has the power over uranium mining in the State of Virginia is now a question before Supreme Court Justices and theres nothing left to do except wait for an answer.
Southern Environmental Law Center Attorney Will Cleveland said this week that in recent months an appeal was made before the Supreme Court for a decision on the right to mine uranium at the Coles Hill farm in Pittsylvania County Va.
Production has started at Camecos North Butte in situ uranium mine in Wyoming USA The facility a satellite to Camecos Smith Ranch Highland in situ mine also in Wyoming is expected to contribute approximately 300 000 pounds of uranium concentrate in 2013 Cameco said.
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Mar 21 2007nbsp018332The mill consumed 796 489 tons of uranium ore from the Orphan Mine near Grand Canyon Village and from a mine near Cameron It produced almost 5 million pounds of fuel for the countrys Cold War.
Cleveland said going before the Supreme Court Justices is not automatic on appeal The Justices have to choose the case.
R246ssing uranium mine discontinues operations in view of COVID 19 pandemic On March 27 2020 CNNC R246ssing Uranium announced that as from 28 March 2020 the R246ssing Uranium mine will discontinue normal mining operations and enter a period of minimal mining operations As a safety measure critical maintenance work will continue.
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Cleveland explained To get uranium out of the ground you have to mine it mill it separated it and process what was milled.
Second quarter 2020 EIA could not publicly release data for U S production of uranium concentrate U3O8 in the second quarter of 2020 Domestic uranium production has declined considerably in recent years and activity did not reach a threshold where a specific production figure could be published without violating the protections that EIA has committed to provide.
CampH Mining Company created the Lake Superior Water Works to provide water for their operations They also owned a smelter at Hubbell the Black Rock Smelter at Buffalo NY and a stamp mill at Lake Linden The Calumet amp Hecla Smelting Corporation was owned by them and operated from 1887 1892 The Hecla Mining Company owned the Hecla and Torch Lake.
Egil Lorntzsen another British Columbia mine finder of note first staked claims in 1958 to 1959 on what became the Lornex Mining Corporation property now part of Highland Valley Copper It took more than a decade before a 144 million construction program led to.
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