In the final EIS, BLM preferred the alternative to dry uranium oxide into a solid yellowcake product within the processing plant.
Dry uranium requires less shipment from the site, resulting in fewer transportation-related impacts, reducing wildlife disturbances, and preventing air quality.

The company will sign a record of decision after 30 days of the final EIS.

Ur-Energy president and CEO Wayne W Heili said the completion of the Final EIS by the BLM will result in the beginning of the construction of the project.

"During the next 30 days our technical team and general contractor will be finalizing schedules and logistics for ground breaking and the commencement of construction activities at the project site," Heili added.

The BLM worked with other permitting agencies to prepare the document which includes Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, State of Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and Sweetwater County.

The company can start construction of the Lost Creek Project once it receives the BLM record of decision.

Ur-Energy is estimating a period of six to nine months for the construction and commissioning of the Lost Creek facilities and is expecting the first production in the second quarter of 2013.