EPA gives Mulga Rock uranium project the go ahead

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The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended the approval of Vimy Resources’ Mulga Rock uranium project in WA.

The EPA has given their Assessment Report recommending the implementation of the project to the Environment Minister. The report also outlines the conditions and procedures for its implementation and will form the basis of the Commonwealth minister’s assessment and final decision in relation to this project.

In July, the EPA accepted 1100 public submissions as part of a three-month public review process regarding the project; also approving Toro Energy’s Wiluna operation in the process. It is the second uranium mine to be approved by the EPA.

Vimy’s CEO and managing director Mike Young said it was a “fantastic outcome”.

“The EPA has undertaken a very efficient and thorough assessment and concluded that out Project should be implemented and we see no reason why the state and federal ministers would not agree with that assessment.”

“This is a project which results in no significant residual impacts to the environment. We set out how we would manage the project to achieve that outcome and now we have a positive recommendation with conditions that require us to do what we said we would do – and of course we will exceed those expectations.”

 Anyone who disagrees with any recommendation in the report is able to lodge an appeal within 14 days of its publication.

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