Uranium mining begins at Lost Creek in SW Wyoming

RAWLINS, Wyo. • Wyoming’s newest uranium mine is up and running. Littleton, Colo.-based Ur-Energy Inc. announced Tuesday that production at its Lost Creek mine in southwestern Wyoming began Friday after it received a final approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The mine has been in the works for eight years. The opening comes three months after Cheyenne-based Cameco Resources opened the North Butte uranium mine in Campbell County. Sixty full-time employees are working at Lost Cree...

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