The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended the approval of an extension to Toro Energy’s Wiluna Uranium project in WA.
The recommendation was presented to the Western Australian minister for Environment.
This comes after WA state and federal government approvals to mine the Centipede and Lake Way deposits, and to develop a processing plant at the Centipede site.
The recommendation extends these approvals to include the mining of the Millipede deposit – next to the Centipede deposit – and the Lake Maitland deposit. It also includes the creation of a haul road between Lake Maitland and Centipede’s processing plant.
Dr. Vanessa Guthrie, Toro’s managing director, welcomed the EPA’s recommendation.
“Following completion of our mining agreement with the Wiluna People in July, this represents a further significant advance in our project planning,” she said.
The decision comes after the EPA recommended the approval of Vimy Resources’ Mulga Rock uranium project last month.
The EPA decision is open to public appeal for two weeks.