United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Umetco Minerals Corporation

  Site Summary

1.0 Site Identification

Type of Site: Uranium Recovery Facility
Location: Gas Hills, WY
License No.: SUA-648
Docket No.: 40-0299
License Status: Possession Only License
Project Manager: Dominick Orlando

2.0 Site Status Summary

The Umetco site is located in Fremont and Natrona Counties, Wyoming, approximately 60 miles east of Riverton in a remote area of central Wyoming. The site is located within the Gas Hills Uranium District of the Wind River Basin, in portions of Sections 10, 15, 16, and 22, Township 33 North, Range 89 West. The restricted area, including the tailings disposal and heap leach areas, consists of approximately 542 acres, of which Umetco Minerals Corporation (Umetco) owns 280 acres.

Mill operation ended in 1984 and the mill was decommissioned in 1990. The NRC has approved the Licensee's Construction Completion Report, which details the reclamation of the GHP2, Above Grade Tailings Impoundment, Heap Leach, A-9 Repository, and C-18 Repository areas. Before license termination, DOE must arrange for transfer of land that is within the long-term care boundary from the Bureau of Land Management.

3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues

The licensee is currently evaluating the ground water monitoring information to determine if the site is performing as predicted in the ground water model for the site.

4.0 Estimated Date For Closure


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