Low environmental impact ISR mining, also called Insitu Leach (ISL) or Solution Mining, uses an alkaline or acid “lixiviant“ solution*, injected & extracted using a series wells to leach subterranean ores.
After the lixiviant is injected, the uranium-bearing solution is pumped to the surface & recovered in a processing plant. Uranium pregnant solution from production wells is pumped or trucked to a treatment plant where uranium is recovered typically using resin/polymer ion exchange (IX) or solvent extraction (SX). Clean water is reinjected.
* Alkaline leach & IX recovery are generally considered to be more environmentally friendly
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