Tainted water spills at Wyoming mine

Two spills of water tainted with a radioactive element at a Wyoming uranium complex within the last few weeks has reportedly suspended a portion of its operations
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Colorado-based junior Ur-Energy has not made public comment on the events

Staff reporter

PRESS RELEASE: According to an Associated Press report, the spills occurred August 18 and September 5 at Ur-Energy’s Lost Creek campus northeast of Rock Springs, Sweetwater County.

The former spill totaled more than 200,000 gallons, the largest spill on state record. The latter incident involved about 10,000 gallons.

Colorado-based junior Ur-Energy has not made public comment on the events. An MSHA request for comment and more details was not returned, though state regulators reportedly told the AP that no public health or safety risks existed since the spills contained relatively low uranium levels.

The Lost Creek processing facility, in production since 2013, has a 2Mtpa physical design capacity.

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