by Michael Hartranft, Cross Posted from the Albuquerque Journal
It’s been more than a dozen years since the last uranium ore was mined in New Mexico, but a Canada-based company and a Japanese partner propose to break that spell soon.
The U.S. Forest Service expects to close the comment period in mid-June on a draft environmental impact statement prepared for the proposed Roca Honda uranium mine near Mount Taylor, which the developers say would be the largest in the U.S.
Issuance of a final EIS and approval of a plan of operation by the agency, perhaps later this year, would keep the project fixed on a path to open in several years.
Strathmore Minerals Corp., headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., and Sumitomo Corp. of Japan — known as the Roca…
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