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Strata gets draft approval for low-pH uranium recovery recovery

Public comment period now open for permit amendment

 

May 2, 2019



Strata Energy has taken a significant step towards securing approval to change practices at its uranium mine in Crook County. The company hopes to switch to a low-pH lixiviant that would vastly improve recovery rates at the Lance Projects near Oshoto.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced last week that it has issued an initial draft decision to approve Strata’s license amendment application, which would allow the company to switch to a low-pH lixiviant in the in-situ recovery (ISR) process.

Strata submitted its request a year ago, explaining at the time that its permit...



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