Uranerz Starts Uranium Mine Construction in the US

2 August 2011 (Last Updated August 2nd, 2011 18:30)

Uranerz Energy has started the construction of an in-situ recovery uranium mine at its Nichols Ranch ISR uranium project in Wyoming, US. The construction work will include building the central processing plant along with an office, laboratory, maintenance buildings and the first well-fie

Uranerz Energy has started the construction of an in-situ recovery uranium mine at its Nichols Ranch ISR uranium project in Wyoming, US.

The construction work will include building the central processing plant along with an office, laboratory, maintenance buildings and the first well-fields.

Uranerz has started site preparation for the central processing plant and is scouting locations for installation of 75 environmental monitor wells.

The firm will receive a 550-barrel cement silo, which is in the final fabrication process, later this month.

Uranerz Energy general manager for production Glenda Thomas said that the firm is hiring additional personnel to work at the site during construction and operation work, and is focused on achieving commercial production soon.