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Table 4. U.S. uranium in-situ leach plants by owner, location, capacity, and operating status
  Operating status at the end of
In-situ leach plant owner In-situ leach plant name County, state (existing and planned locations) Production capacity (pounds U3O8 per year) 2020 First-quarter 2021 Second-quarter 2021 Third-quarter 2021 Fourth-quarter 2021
Uranium Energy Corporation Reno Creek Campbell, Wyoming 2,000,000 permitted and licensed permitted and licensed permitted and licensed - -
Azarga Uranium Corp Dewey Burdock Project Fall River and Custer, South Dakota 1,000,000 partially permitted and licensed partially permitted and licensed partially permitted and licensed - -
Cameco Crow Butte Operation Dawes, Nebraska 1,000,000 standby standby standby - -
Hydro Resources, Inc. Church Rock McKinley, New Mexico 1,000,000 partially permitted and licensed partially permitted and licensed partially permitted and licensed - -
Hydro Resources, Inc. Crownpoint McKinley, New Mexico 1,000,000 partially permitted and licensed partially permitted and licensed partially permitted and licensed - -
Lost Creek ISR LLC Lost Creek Project Sweetwater, Wyoming 2,000,000 operating operating operating - -
Mestena Uranium LLC Alta Mesa Project Brooks, Texas 1,500,000 standby standby standby - -
Pathfinder Mines Corporation Pathfinder Shirley Basin Carbon County, Wyoming 1,400,000 developing developing developing - -
Power Resources, Inc. doing business as Cameco Resources Smith Ranch-Highland Operation Converse, Wyoming 5,500,000 operating operating operating - -
Uranium Energy Corporation Hobson ISR Plant Karnes, Texas 2,000,000 standby standby standby - -
Uranium Energy Corporation La Palangana Duval, Texas 1,000,000 standby standby standby - -
Strata Energy Inc Ross CPP Crook, Wyoming 375,000 standby standby standby - -
Uranerz Energy Corporation (An Energy Fuels company) Nichols Ranch ISR Project Johnson and Campbell, Wyoming 2,000,000 standby standby standby - -
URI, Inc. (an enCore Energy company) Vasquez Duval, Texas 1,000,000 reclamation reclamation reclamation - -
URI, Inc. (an enCore Energy company) Kingsville Dome Kleberg, Texas 1,000,000 standby standby standby - -
URI, Inc. (an enCore Energy company) Rosita Duval, Texas 1,000,000 standby standby standby - -
Uranium Energy Corporation Burke Hollow ISR Uranium Project Bee County, Texas 1,000,000 permitted and licensed permitted and licensed permitted and licensed - -
Uranium Energy Corporation Goliad ISR Uranium Project Goliad, Texas 1,000,000 permitted and licensed permitted and licensed permitted and licensed - -
Uranium One Americas, Inc. Jab and Antelope Sweetwater, Wyoming 2,000,000 developing developing developing - -
Uranium One Americas, Inc. Moore Ranch Campbell, Wyoming 500,000 partially permitted and licensed partially permitted and licensed partially permitted and licensed - -
Uranium One USA, Inc. Willow Creek Project (Christensen Ranch and Irigaray) Campbell and Johnson, Wyoming 1,300,000 standby standby standby - -
Total Production Capacity     30,575,000          
Notes: Production capacity for the second-quarter of 2021. An operating status of operating indicates the in-situ recovery plant usually was producing uranium concentrate at the end of the period. Hobson ISR Plant processed uranium concentrate that came from La Palangana. Hobson and La Palangana are part of the same project. ISR stands for in-situ recovery. Christensen Ranch and Irigaray are part of the Willow Creek Project. Uranerz Energy has a tolling arrangement with Cameco Resources. Uranium is first processed at the Nichols Ranch plant and then transported to the Smith Ranch-Highland Operation plant for final processing into uranium concentrate. CPP stands for central processing plant.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration: Form EIA-851A, Domestic Uranium Production Report (Annual), and Form EIA-851Q, Domestic Uranium Production Report (Quarterly)