Toro secures environmental approval for Wiluna uranium expansion

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Toro Energy’s expansion of the Wiluna uranium project has received environmental approval from the Western Australian government.

The WA government’s consent clears the way for Toro to mine the Centipede and Lake Way deposits, to establish a processing plant and associated infrastructure at the Centipede site, and to construct a haul road between Lake Maitland and the Centipede processing facility.

“The assessment of the extension to the Wiluna uranium project was progressed through a rigorous, comprehensive and professional public environmental review process coordinated by the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority,” the company said in an ASX announcement.

“The assessment included the consideration of substantive scientific studies addressing key environmental factors identified by both government and the community.”

Toro still requires environmental approval from the federal government, which it hopes to achieve by March 2017.

The company last week announced the appointment of Richard Homsany as executive chairman, which followed the resignation of John Cahill from its board.