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Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE-AMEX: UEC, the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company's Goliad In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Project in
South Texas has received a Draft Radioactive Material License (DRML) from the
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
The RML is the last state-level authorization needed by the Company to begin construction at its Goliad ISR project.
Amir Adnani, president and CEO, stated, "We are very pleased with this meaningful step toward the completion of permitting. When combined with the Company's production from the Palangana ISR operation, this second
South Texas project is expected to bolster overall production greatly. We are grateful to TCEQ for reviewing and advancing UEC's applications."
RMLs are initially issued in draft form to allow the Company the opportunity to review the license and provide TCEQ with comments or suggested changes to the license. Uranium Energy Corp has already begun its review of the license and will provide TCEQ its comments as soon as possible. Once UEC files its comments, TCEQ will complete its final internal review and prepare the Final RML. A 30-day public notice of the agency's action will follow, providing the public with a chance to comment on the license before it is finalized.
As announced in the Company's press release on
February 14, 2011
, all other state permits and authorizations have been received from TCEQ, including:
- a Class III Injection Well Permit (Mine Permit);
- two Class I Injection Well Permits (disposal well permits);
- a Production Area Authorization for its first production area (PA-1);
- a Permit by Rule (air permit exemption); and
- a state-approved aquifer exemption
Once the Final RML has been issued the Company will have all necessary permits to commence construction of the Goliad ISR satellite project. Before the Company initiates in-situ recovery of uranium at
Production Area One, the regional EPA must concur with the Aquifer Exemption, which has been granted to the Company by TCEQ.
Under federal rules, Primacy States such as
, where all permits are reviewed and issued at the state level, a request for concurrence must be made to the regional EPA regarding Aquifer Exemptions. The TCEQ filed a request for concurrence regarding the Goliad Aquifer Exemption in late May. EPA formally acknowledged the receipt of TCEQ's request on
May 27, 2011
About the Goliad In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Project
The Goliad ISR project is one of the Company's four uranium projects (also referred to as satellite projects) in
and is located 40 miles east of the Company's Hobson ISR processing facility. The facility at
forms the basis of the Company's regional operating strategy in the South Texas Uranium Belt and processes uranium-loaded resins from satellite projects into a final product commonly known as yellowcake or U
About Uranium Energy Corp
Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE-AMEX: UEC) is a U.S.-based uranium production, development and exploration company operating
newest emerging uranium mine. The Company's fully licensed and permitted
processing facility is central to all of its projects in
, including the Palangana in-situ recovery project, which is ramping up initial production, and the
in-situ recovery project which has been granted its Mine Permit and is in the final stages of mine permitting for production. The Company's operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining.
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