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Locations of Uranium Recovery Facilities

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) currently regulates operating uranium recovery facilities in Wyoming, New Mexico, and Nebraska. However, the NRC does not directly regulate the active uranium recovery operations in Texas, Colorado, and Utah, as they are Agreement States, meaning that they have entered into strict agreements with the NRC to exercise regulatory authority over this type of material.

The following map depicts the locations of these sites, while the table below the map identifies the operating facilities. For further details, see Additional Information (below).

Uranium Recovery Facility Uranium Recovery Facility
Note: New Mexico, and Nebraska are Agreement States where NRC has retained authority to license uranium recovery.

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Licensed Uranium Recovery Facilities

The following table provides information on uranium recovery facilities that currently have licenses issued by the NRC. See Locations of Uranium Recovery Sites Undergoing Decommissioning for information on sites that are currently decommissioning, as well as sites under the U.S. Department of Energy's long-term general license.

Site Name Licensee Location Type of Facility
Crow Butte Crow Butte Resources, Inc. Chadron,
Nebraska
In Situ Recovery (ISR)
Crownpoint Hydro Resources, Inc. Crownpoint, New Mexico ISR
Lost Creek Lost Creek ISR, LLC Sweetwater County, WY ISR
Moore Ranch Uranium One Americas, Inc. Campbell County, Wyoming ISR
Nichols Ranch Uranerz Energy Corporation Campbell and Johnson Counties, Wyoming ISR
Smith Ranch Power Resources, Inc. Douglas, Wyoming (Converse County) ISR
Sweetwater Kennecott Uranium Co. Sweetwater County, Wyoming Conventional Uranium Mill
Willow Creek Uranium One U.S.A. Johnson & Campbell Counties, Wyoming ISR

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