Goliad uranium project moves forward
Oct. 15, 2012 at 5:15 a.m.
Updated Oct. 16, 2012 at 5:16 a.m.
Plans to bring uranium mining to Goliad continue forward.
Uranium Energy Corp has obtained the necessary permits from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to begin construction on an in-situ recovery uranium mining project in Goliad, according to a UEC news release Monday.
The main access road, electrical access gate, electrical utilities supply power line and deep disposal well drill location have already been constructed, while a water system has also been built to supply the drill rigs once drilling commences.
Uranium recovery operations can begin once the regional Environmental Protection Agency concurs with the aquifer exemption granted by the state.
The company continues working with the TCEQ and EPA as the review process moves forward. The regional EPA has concurred with more than 30 aquifer exemptions granted by the TCEQ for in-situ recovery mining in Texas.