UEC previously received all of the required authorizations from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, including an aquifer exemption, and had been awaiting concurrence on the aquifer exemption from the EPA.
“We are grateful the EPA recognizes that uranium is a safe, viable and clean energy source," said Harry Anthony, UEC's Chief Operating Officer. "Uranium production and nuclear power are an essential part of our country’s overall energy policy and the Goliad project is a vital part of that effort.
"The United States has significant domestic uranium resources, but we currently import an overwhelming majority of our supply for nuclear power plants. Our goal is to turn that around and today’s ruling by the EPA is a big step toward energy independence for America.”
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