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BLM Worland seeks input on analysis of Hot Springs County bentonite project


September 17, 2016

WORLAND — The Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office announces the availability of an environmental assessment (EA) which analyzes a proposed bentonite mining project in Hot Springs County, Wyoming.

Wyo-Ben, Inc. proposes to amend bentonite mining and concurrent reclamation of its 108T plan of operations on public land approximately five miles northwest of Thermopolis. The proposed amendment consists of extending operations at pit 108T. The mining would be active for a period of 10 years and final concurrent reclamation for five more years, with a proposed total disturbance of 375...

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