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Mining technology presentation planned for Karnes City Rotary Club
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AUSTIN – A representative of Uranium Energy Corp will explain the ways uranium is removed from the ground using in-situ (“in place”) recovery (ISR), which minimizes environmental impacts, as well as highlight the importance of uranium to the nation’s growing energy needs as part of a presentation to the Karnes City Rotary at Shorty’s Place on Thursday (Oct. 27) at noon.

Harry Anthony, chief operating officer of Uranium Energy Corp, will deliver the presentation and discuss ISR, which is a 30-year-proven safe and environmentally friendly mining technique used to extract uranium. The process has gained newfound attention due to the revitalization of the South Texas uranium mining industry. In ISR, uranium is removed from the sandstone in which it is contained by the underground injection of oxygen-saturated groundwater that dissolves the uranium. This solution is then circulated back to the surface where the uranium is captured utilizing the same process used by public water systems to remove uranium from drinking water.

Other topics addressed during the presentation will include the regulations governing the uranium mining industry, groundwater restoration, site reclamation, landowner rights and nuclear power.

Anthony has been a professional engineer for over 30 years. He is a pioneer in the development of ISR and an internationally recognized expert in the uranium industry.

Prior to joining Uranium Energy Corporation, Anthony was a senior officer and director of Uranium Resources Inc, a significant uranium producer in the US. During his 20-year tenure at URI, he was responsible for all technical aspects of mine development. He has also provided technical consulting services for many international energy production companies and is a sought-after speaker on uranium and related issues, having written and presented numerous reference papers on behalf of leading internationally recognized bodies including the International Atomic Energy Agency. Anthony has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University.

The TMRA Uranium Committee Speaker’s Bureau was established to educate the public on the uranium mining industry. Uranium, a carbon-free fuel used for electric generation, can produce more power than other clean energy resources. Currently, nearly all uranium used to produce nuclear power in the United States is imported from other countries. Texas’ ample supply of uranium ore could help alleviate this reliance on foreign governments for domestic energy needs. For more information or to request a speaker, please contact TMRA at 512-236-2325 or visit www.tmra.com.
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