BLM seeks comments on Plan of Operations for Azarga Uranium’s Dewey Burdock in-situ leach uranium mine project

The Dewey Burdock Project Is One of the Leading Undeveloped ISR Uranium Deposits in the US with a Sector-Leading Combination of Grade and Scale

The Bureau of Land Management South Dakota Field Office is seeking public comments on the complete Plan of Operations (Plan) for the Dewey Burdock In-Situ Uranium Project located in Fall River and Custer counties on BLM-administered lands.

An environmental impact statement was prepared on the proposed Plan in 2014 by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In the years since, the project developers have worked to secure the necessary permits to operate the mine from the NRC, the Environmental Protection Agency and the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Because the mine is located on BLM-managed lands, the agency must also approve a Plan of Operations for the project.

“Under the Trump Administration’s leadership, we’ve made it a priority to streamline review and approval of uranium and other critical minerals development projects. […]” said BLM Deputy Director for Policy and Programs William Perry Pendley.
The BLM is making the complete Plan of Operations available for a 30-day public comment period before issuing its final approval decision.

On Oct. 26, 2009, Powertech Uranium Corp. announced that it has submitted the required Plan of Operation to the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for its Dewey-Burdock uranium in situ project.

Powertech is a subsidiary of Azarga Uranium, which is aiming to be America’s next uranium developer. The Company’s initial development priority, the Dewey Burdock Project, received its Nuclear Regulatory Commission license in April 2014 and its revised draft Class III and Class V Underground Injection Control permits from the Environmental Protection Agency in August 2019. The Company is in the process of completing other regulatory permit approvals necessary for development of the high-grade in-situ recovery project. The Company also owns the Gas Hills and Juniper Ridge Projects in Wyoming, the Centennial Project in Colorado, the Aladdin Deposit in Wyoming and five exploration projects in the United States

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