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Public comment opens for Strata amendment


June 27, 2019

The public comment period has now opened for Strata Energy’s request to change practices at its Lance Projects in-situ uranium mine near Oshoto. The company hopes to switch over to an acidic lixiviant that it believes would vastly improve recovery rates.

The Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality has provided notice that it proposes to approve the request to install and operate either one or two sulfuric acid storage tanks able to hold a total of 52,000 gallons.

The request was initially submitted over a year ago. Strata explained at the time that its permit to mine...

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