Ranchers & Neighbors Protecting Our Water
Ranchers & Neighbors Protecting Our Water is a group of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality and quantity of the groundwater in Crook County, Wyoming and surrounding areas for now and future generations.
The primary focus thus far has been on the threat presented by the process of In-situ Leaching of uranium (ISL), which is rapidly spreading throughout the county and state. Test drilling has already begun at various sites in Crook County, with many of these companies expected to apply for permits to continue into the ISL processing of uranium.
The group is working with a larger network of people including groups from Nebraska, Colorado, and S. Dakota, who are all focusing on this issue in their states as well.
- Uranium Mining
- Powder River Power Point Describing Groundwater Impacts of Uranium ISL Mining Operations
- Potential Impact to Groundwater from In Situ Leach Mining of Uranium
We Need Your Help-Comment Period
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....