URI's Kingsville Dome

The Kingsville Dome Project was constructed and turned-on within 6 months of turning the first shovel full of soil. It is located approximately 45 miles SW of Corpus Christi, TX or 8 miles SE of Kingsville, TX in Kleberg County. The ore depth ranges 600 to 700 feet below the surface in the Goliad Aquifer. The plant operated successfully from April, 1988 through August, 1990 when it was placed in stand-by status awaiting improved market conditions. The facility operated successfully at flowrates averaging 5,500 gpm. A state-of-the-art vacuum dryer was installed after start-up to process inventoried product. The operation was brought back on-stream the summer of 1995 before closing in 1999. The company is currently (2001) restoring groundwater.

Microbal restoration was conducted with the approval of the Texas Natural Resource and Conservation Commission (TNRCC) in 1992 utilizing indigenous sulfate reducing bacteria to aid in the co-precipiation of solubized uranium. URI's Engineering team led the industry in many ISL technological systems and treatments during this time.
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Kingsville DomeISL

KVD Aerial View
Aerial View of the Dome