Powertech, a Canadian company whose U.S. arm is overseeing the project, plans to use a method known as in-situ recovery, which would pump groundwater fortified with oxygen and carbon dioxide into the underground ore deposits to dissolve the uranium. The water would be pumped back to the surface, where the uranium would be extracted and sold to nuclear power plants.The defeated bill sought to repeal a law passed by the 2011 Legislature that prevents the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources from duplicating federal regulation of underground injection wells and in-situ mining.
SD Senate Panel Rejects Uranium Mining Bill
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