Locations of Uranium Recovery Facilities

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) currently regulates operating uranium recovery facilities in New Mexico, South Dakota and Nebraska. However, the NRC does not directly regulate the active uranium recovery operations in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, 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 tables below the map identify the NRC-regulated licensed facilities and Agreement State licensed facilities. For further details, see Additional Information (below).

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NRC Regulated Licensed Uranium Recovery Facilities

The following table provides information on In Situ Recovery (ISR) and Conventional Uranium Mill 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 undergoing decommissioning.

Site Name Licensee Location Type of Facility
Crow Butte Crow Butte Resources, Inc. Chadron, Nebraska ISR
Crownpoint NuFuels, Inc. Crownpoint, New Mexico ISR
Dewey Burdock Powertech Uranium Corporation Fall River & Custer Counties, South Dakota ISR

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Agreement State Regulated Licensed Uranium Recovery Facilities

The following sites are maintained by the respective Agreement States, and were updated for the final time in October 2018. The NRC makes no claim regarding the validity of that information.

Site Name Licensee Location Type of Facility
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
Reno Creek AUC LLC. Campbell Co., WY ISR
Ross Strata Energy, Inc. Crook County, WY 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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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, May 14, 2021