STRATA ENERGY INC. - ROSS ISL URANIUM RECOVERY PROJECT
SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
Comments Due May 13, 2013
• ROSS ISL WATER IMPACTS
• RANCHERS & NEIGHBORS' ROSS ISL NOTICE
• FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE
• WISE URANIUM - ROSS ISL
• NRC DOCUMENTS
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is reviewing a source materials license application submitted by Strata Energy, Inc., for the construction, operation, aquifer restoration, and decommissioning of the proposed Ross uranium In Situ Leaching (ISL) Project. The facility is proposed to be located in Crook County, Wyoming, near Oshoto.
As part of the review of the application, the NRC staff has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), which includes an analysis of the impacts on our environment during the construction, operation, aquifer restoration, and decommissioning of the proposed in situ uranium recovery site. There are many impacts considered in this 480+ page document, including (but not limited to) the following impacts upon:
Our Water Resources
Our Air Quality
Our Land Use (Agricultural, Ranching, Hunting, Recreation)
Our Visual and Scenic Resources
Our Health and Safety
The draft is available on the NRC website in various locations. We have found that the easiest way to access it is to use the following link (Then click on SUPPLEMENT 5 – ROSS ISR):
Please do not let the enormity of this document stop you from commenting! We recommend that you look at the table of contents and choose a topic that is most important to you; whether it be contamination of water....loss of land use for the public...increased traffic on the roads...etc. Your comments should be about what matters to you personally.
Members of Ranchers & Neighbors Protecting Our Water, Powder River Basin Resource Council, and other concerned agencies have been reviewing this material for a couple weeks. We will be providing a summary of impacts that will affect those of us in the county and especially those closest to the ISL site, for those who cannot find the time to review the material.
Please provide any information, comments, or concerns you may have on the Draft SEIS during the comment period, which will end on May 13, 2013.
Comments should be submitted in writing either by mail to
Cindy Bladey, Chief
Rules and Directives Branch
Division of Administrative Services
Office of Administration
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
(include Docket ID NRC-2011-0148 in the subject line)
or under Docket ID NRC-2011-0148 at http://www.regulations.gov
The NRC staff will address your comments in the Final SEIS.
Thank you for taking the time to be involved in commenting on a uranium project that poses serious potential impacts to our area.