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In the past several years, laws have been passed and implemented through regulations to protect and improve the quality of our environment. Accordingly, uranium mining operations are closely controlled by many federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Therefore, persons in the industry should be aware of (1) the federal laws and regulations affecting in-situ uranium mining, (2) the source materials license and environmental statement process, including time and costs, (3) the monitoring requirements, including excursion detection and control, and (4) the restoration process.
The laws and regulations of Texas and Wyoming differ in permit requirements.
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