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Future of Uranium Production Speakers|School of Energy Resources

8:30 am Opening Session - Video

  • Welcome: Senator Eli Bebout, Wyoming State Senate 
  • Brian Harnisch, Assistant Research Scientist, Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center
    University of Wyoming, "Public Opinions About In-Situ Recovery of Uranium" Slides
  • Mark Jacobs and Barbara Stinson, Forum Facilitators, Meridian Institute

9:15 am Overview of Uranium Production - Video

  • Introduction: Dr. K.J. Reddy, Professor, Renewable Resources, University of Wyoming
  • Presenter: Robert Gregory, Geologist, Uranium & Industrial Minerals
    Wyoming State Geological Survey
    "Overview of Uranium Geology and Production in Wyoming" Slides

9:45 am In-Situ Uranium Recovery: The Production Process - Video

  • Introduction: Donna Wichers, Senior Vice President, Uranium One Americas
  • Presenter: Tom Cannon, General manager, Smith Ranch - Highland Operation
    Cameco Resources
    "ISR Uranium Processing" Slides

10:40 am In-Situ Uranium Recovery:
Potential Production and Long Term Impacts on Wyoming - Video

  • Introduction: Wayne Heili, Vice President, Mining & Engineering, Ur-Energy USA, Inc.
  • Presenters:
    • Glenn Catchpole, CEO, Uranerz Energy Corporation
      "In-Situ Recovery: Potential Production and Long Term Impacts on Wyoming" Slides
    • Dr. David "Tex" Taylor, Professor, Agriculture and Applied Economics
      University of Wyoming
      "Economic Impact of Cameco Resources in Wyoming"
    • Erik Molvar, Wildlife Biologist, Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
      "Potential Impacts of In-Situ Leaching for Uranium Production" Slides

 12:45 pm Keynote: The American Energy Future - Video

  • Introduction: Dr. Robert Ettema, Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science
    University of Wyoming
  • Presenter: Dr. J. Stephen Herring, Laboratory Fellow, Idaho National Laboratory
    "The American Energy Future" Slides

 1:30 pm Uranium and Health - Video

  • Introduction: Dr. Suzanne Clark, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy
    University of Wyoming
  • Presenters:
    • Dr. Susan Griffin, Senior Toxicologist, United States Environmental Protection Agency
      "Health Effects Associated with Uranium Exposure" Slides
    • Ben Wise, Graduate Student, Veterinary Sciences, University of Wyoming
      "Uranium Toxicity in Wyoming Livestock and Wildlife" Slides

2:15 pm In-Situ Uranium Recovery: Assessing and Addressing the Risks - Video

  • Introduction: Richard Garrett, Energy & Legislative Advocate, Wyoming Outdoor Council
  • Presenters:
    • Don McKenzie, Administrator, Land Quality Division
      Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
      "Land Quality" Slides
    • Dr. Keith McConnell, Deputy  Director, Decommissioning and Uranium Licensing Directorate, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
      "NRC's Regulation of In-Situ Uranium Recovery Facilities" Slides
    • Shannon Anderson, J.D., Organizer, Powder River Basin Resource Council
      "The Split Estate Perspective on Uranium" Slides
    • Angelo Kallas, Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager, Smith Ranch - Highland Operation, Cameco Resources
      "ISR Regulation and Compliance" Slides

4:00 pm Roundtable on Future Uranium Production in Wyoming - Video Part 1 | Video Part 2

  • Participants:
    • Larry Claypool, Deputy State Director, Minerals and Lands, Bureau of Land Management-Wyoming State Office
    • John V. Corra, Director, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
    • Rob Hurless, Energy & Telecommunications Advisor, Governor's Office-Wyoming
    • Steve Jones, J.D., Watershed Protection Program Attorney, Wyoming Outdoor Council
    • Marion Loomis, Executive Director, Wyoming Mining Association

5:50 pm Closing Remarks - Video

  • Mark Northam, Director, School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming

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