The Wheeler River project is a greenfield uranium project in Saskatchewan on the territory of English River First Nation.
Wheeler River project would involve injection of acidic solution into the mineral formation followed by recovery and processing of uranium bearing solution on surface. Should it be developed, the Wheeler River project would be Canada’s first in-situ uranium leach project.
Source has provided technical support to English River First Nation related to advanced exploration and testing of the in-situ leach process as well as the full scale project. Our focus has been on environmental risks and modeling of groundwater contamination, management of leach solution on surface, process water treatment, and remediation and closure planning.