BLM takes comment on proposed Wyo. uranium mine

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments on a proposed uranium mine in Wyoming's Fremont County.

Vancouver, Canada-based Strathmore Resources proposes to mine uranium using conventional or open-pit methods and to process the uranium into yellowcake on site.

The BLM says surface disturbance with pits, spoils storage, material storage and roads and processing facilities would total about 2,000 acres.

Public comments are due to the BLM's Lander Field Office by Sept. 9.

The BLM also plans to hold public meetings on the proposed uranium mine Aug. 6 in Lander and Aug. 8 in Riverton. Both meetings will be at the local library.