NYSE Amex Equities Exchange Symbol - UEC
AUSTIN, TX, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE-AMEX: UEC, the "Company") is pleased to announce that the public comment period for the Radioactive Material License ("RML") for the Company's Palangana ISR Uranium Project in Duval County, Texas, has closed without receiving any comments. The Company anticipates that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ("TCEQ") will approve the license before the end of this month. When the RML is approved, the Palangana project will have obtained all the permits needed to start operations.
Harry Anthony, Chief Operating Officer, stated, "This will mark a major milestone for the Company. We are now in the position to plan the critical actions for proceeding to commercial development of Palangana."
New Satellite Plan for the Goliad Project
In late December 2009, the Company completed the acquisition of the South Texas Mining Venture LLC including the fully licensed Hobson ISR processing facility, located 45 miles from its Goliad project. Because the Company will no longer need to construct a full processing facility at Goliad, it has amended and simplified its permitting details to the TCEQ for Goliad now that only a lower-cost satellite in-situ recovery facility is anticipated.
The remaining hearing regarding the Company's mine permits at Goliad, which had earlier been scheduled for March 4, 2010, has now been rescheduled for May 3, 2010, to give TCEQ the time to review the simplified production plans at Goliad.
Mr. Anthony stated, "The additional time needed by TCEQ to review the amended applications before the hearing is routine given the planned changes in production and facilities. The hearing will now also be more limited, only needing to address the development of in-situ recovery facilities at Goliad and not a processing facility. We're very pleased with the permitting progress to date with both Palangana and Goliad."
About Uranium Energy Corp
Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE-AMEX: UEC) is a U.S.-based exploration and development company with the objective of near-term uranium production in the U.S. The Company's fully licensed and permitted Hobson processing facility is central to all of its projects in South Texas, including the Goliad and Palangana in-situ recovery uranium projects which are 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. The Company is well financed to execute on its key programs.
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