Azarga Uranium's NRC License Upheld for Dewey Burdock Project
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:00 AM
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 5, 2019 / AZARGA URANIUM CORP. (TSX: AZZ, OTCQB: AZZUF, FRA: P8AA) ("Azarga Uranium" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the five member Commission of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the "NRC") has upheld the effectiveness of the Company's Dewey Burdock In-Situ Recovery Uranium Project (the "Dewey Burdock Project") NRC License subsequent to consideration of the remand from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (see Press Release July 23, 2018).
Blake Steele, President and CEO, stated: "This is a positive outcome for the Company and the Company's NRC License for the Dewey Burdock Project continues to remain in good standing. The NRC Commission decision not only reaffirms the standing of the NRC License, but also allows the Company to move beyond this decision and continue to work with the NRC Staff and other stakeholders to resolve the only remaining NRC License contention."
The NRC Staff have developed an approach, consistent with one of the options provided by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, to address the only remaining NRC License contention, which pertains to the identification and protection of historical and cultural resources for the purposes of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The Company plans to support the approach developed by the NRC Staff and looks forward to the successful resolution of the only remaining contention in a timely manner.
About Azarga Uranium Corp.
Azarga Uranium is an integrated uranium exploration and development company that controls ten uranium projects and prospects in the United States of America ("USA") (South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado) and the Kyrgyz Republic, with a primary focus of developing in-situ recovery uranium projects in the USA. The Dewey Burdock in-situ recovery uranium project in South Dakota (the "Dewey Burdock Project"), which is the Company's initial development priority, has received its Nuclear Regulatory Commission License and draft Class III and Class V Underground Injection Control ("UIC") permits from the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and the Company is in the process of completing other major regulatory permit approvals necessary for the construction of the Dewey Burdock Project, including the final Class III and Class V UIC permits from the EPA.
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