mine http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Contractor Dies At North Antelope Rochelle Mine http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/contractor-dies-north-antelope-rochelle-mine <p>A contractor died at Peabody Coal's North Antelope Rochelle Mine in the Powder River Basin early Wednesday morning.</p><p>The contractor, whose name hasn't been released, died inside a hydraulic scoria crusher around 6 a.m., according to Amy Louviere, a spokeswoman for the Mine Safety and Health Administration.</p><p>“The crusher apparently started up and it ultimately crushed the miner,” Loviere said. “That victim was airlifted to a nearby medical facility and he is deceased.”</p><p>Louviere says local MSHA officials are on the scene and will be conducting a thorough investigation.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:16:59 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59349 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Contractor Dies At North Antelope Rochelle Mine Uranium mine nears end of permitting process http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uranium-mine-nears-end-permitting-process <p>Wyoming’s newest uranium mine is on the cusp of receiving permits from the federal government.<br /><br />The Bureau of Land Management released a final environmental impact statement for the proposed Gas Hills Uranium Mine last week. The mine would be located roughly 45 miles east of Riverton, and would supply the Smith Ranch-Highland production facility in Converse County.<br /><br />Cameco Resources is proposing in-situ mining for the Gas Hills project. That involves using underground chemical washing to extract the uranium.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:15:46 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 49429 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Uranium mine nears end of permitting process