The Crow Butte mine near Crawford contributes to Cameco Resources being America’s largest uranium producer.
Among the direct customers of Cameco is one of Nebraska’s two nuclear power plants.
To meet America and the world's demand for uranium, Cameco is working to increase its US production. Key to accomplishing this goal will be maintaining production levels at Crow Butte. To help accomplished this goal, two expansion areas nearby are planned, and others are being explored.
These additional sites will all be in situ operations and will provide material to the central processing plant at Smith Ranch-Highland. Regulatory approvals are in process.