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Public Notice, Renewal of 11e.(2)

Energy Fuels Resources: Public Notice, Renewal of 11e.(2) Byproduct Radioactive Material License (RML UT1900479) and the Groundwater Quality Discharge Permit for the White Mesa Uranium Mill.

White Mesa Uranium Mill

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Energy Fuels Resources (USA) Inc. (EFR) operates the White Mesa Uranium Mill, located approximately six miles south of Blanding. Prior to Energy Fuels Inc., taking ownership of the Mill in August, 2012, it was operated by Denison Mines (USA) Corporation from December, 2006 to August 2012. Proceeding Denison Mines, the facility was operated by International Uranium (USA) Corporation.

The Mill License was originally issued by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a source material license under 10 CFR Part 40 on March 31, 1980. It was renewed by the NRC in 1987 and again in 1997. After the State of Utah became an Agreement State for uranium mills in August, 2004, the Mill License was reissued by the Executive Secretary as a State of Utah Radioactive Materials License on February 16, 2005.

The White Mesa Mill operates under the following DEQ permits:

Current Activities

The Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control has reviewed and approved Energy Fuels Resources Inc., Environmental Protection Manual (EPM) dated November 2014. This revised EPM was required to be submitted to the DWMRC as part of Dawn Mining License Amendment (License Amendment 7). The DWMRC approved the manual in a letter dated December 10, 2014. The manual will be part of the Renewal licensing action that will go out for public comment in the coming months. The DWMRC deemed it important to approve the plan which starts the 90 day implementation clock for the additional monitoring requirements.

The Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control is reviewing the pubic comments received on the proposed renewal of Radioactive Materials License No. UT 1900479 for Denison Mines, White Mesa Uranium Mill facility. The draft Safety Evaluation Report and draft revised License are available online. All comments received will be considered in the formulation of final determinations to be imposed on the renewed License.A public participation summary will be posted here when the response to comments is completed. In addition, a Memorandum of Agreement between the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control and EFR has been signed and an outside consultant, URS, is beginning its review of the ICTM contaminate transport model and Reclamation plan 5.0. For more information, contact Phil Goble (801) 536-4044.

USGS Report

On February 8, 2012 the U.S. Geological Survey published a report of an assessment of potential migration of radionuclides and trace elements from the White Mesa Uranium Mill to the surrounding areas. DWMRC preliminary review findings were shared with the public in a July 9, 2012 meeting in Blanding.


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Division of Waste Management & Radiation Control

Phil Goble—Permitting and Licensing Activities
(801) 536-4044

Division of Air Quality

Jay Morris—Compliance Activities
(801) 536-4079