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UW School of Energy Resources to Host Two-Day Uranium Workshop


September 16, 2009 — Industry, regulatory and academic experts and other interested stakeholders will discuss the potential future of uranium research and extraction in Wyoming at a University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER)-sponsored workshop Sept. 22-23 in Cheyenne.

The goal of the two-day workshop, "Identifying the Challenges and Opportunities for Research," is to identify knowledge, technology and regulatory barriers that will be keys to the future of the uranium industry in Wyoming. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. each day at the Little America Hotel, 2800 W. Lincolnway. The workshop is free and open to the public.

During its 2009 general session, the Wyoming State Legislature appropriated $1.6 million in Abandoned Mine Land (AML) funds to the SER to conduct uranium research, create a research program for uranium at UW, conduct workshops and other seminars to educate the public and to develop a database of information on uranium exploration, development and production.

The Sept. 22-23 workshop is the first event in the SER's quest to satisfy the state's directive. Findings will be used to assist the SER in developing a research plan that will be presented to the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee. A second event, a public forum, is being planned for spring 2010.

To register for the workshop or for more information, call Mary Byrnes at (307) 766-6851 or e-mail mbyrnes@uwyo.edu. Registration is necessary only to provide an accurate headcount for meals.

 

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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