TORONTO AND JOHANNESBURG, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - First Uranium Corporation (TSX: FIU), (JSE: FUM) (ISIN:CA33744R1029) ("First Uranium" or "the Company") announced today that the South African National Nuclear Regulator (the "NNR") issued a directive to Mine Waste Solutions to cease deposition of material on all of the existing tailings storage facilities, including the new life of mine tailings storage facility, citing alleged issues regarding pipeline maintenance and non-reporting. The directive may be lifted by the NNR upon the Company demonstrating its compliance with the terms of the directive. In the interim, the Company has complied with the directive and suspended operations. Notwithstanding the above, the Company believes that it materially complies with the requirements of the NNR Act and as such will be seeking injunctive relief from the local courts.
About First Uranium Corporation
First Uranium Corporation (TSX:FIU, JSE:FUM) is focused on the development and operation of gold and uranium projects in South Africa. The Company's goal is to become a significant low-cost producer of gold and uranium from its Ezulwini underground mine (the "Ezulwini Mine") and the Mine Waste Solutions tailings recovery facility ("MWS"). To expand it production profile, First Uranium has expanded the capacity of MWS and it is ramping up production at the Ezulwini Mine and plans to pursue other value-enhancing opportunities in South Africa.
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