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PowerTech Uranium

Powertech Uranium - Centennial Uranium Project

Powertech Uranium has proposed uranium recovery operations across nearly 6000 acres in western Weld County. The project is in an exploration phase, under a Notice of Intent filed with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DNR DRMS).


August 13, 2010 NI 43-101 Preliminary Assessment


Once prospecting is complete, the company will determine the type of mining to be proposed. Initially, it is expected that a portion, if not all, of the mining will be conducted by in situ techniques. In situ uranium recovery is regulated through three mechanisms:

  • Mined Land Reclamation Board reclamation permit (through the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety)
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Radioactive Materials License
  • US Environmental Protection Agency Underground Injection Control Permit 


Other requirements exist for County approval of land use changes.


The company may also decide to conduct a portion of the project through open pit mining. In that case, the radioactive materials license and the underground injection control permit are not required for that portion of the project.


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