Azarga Takes Significant Step Towards Final EPA Permits for Dewey Burdock Project by Arranging Funding for Financial Assurance BondsAugust 11, 2020 7:30 am
AZARGA URANIUM CORP. (TSX: AZZ, OTCQB: AZZUF, FRA: P8AA) (“Azarga Uranium” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has secured the capital necessary to fund the financial assurance bonds for the Company’s Class III and Class V Underground Injection Control (“UIC”) permits (the “Permits”) at its initial development priority, the Dewey Burdock in-situ recovery uranium project in South Dakota, USA (the “Dewey Burdock Project”). Funding the financial assurance bonds is required before the Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”) can issue the final Permits.
Blake Steele, President and CEO stated: “We have taken another significant step towards receiving the final Permits from the EPA and continue to de-risk and move our flagship asset, Dewey Burdock, towards construction. We would like to thank our cornerstone shareholders, as their continued financial support has provided the capital necessary to fund the financial assurance bonds with the EPA and complete another milestone for the Dewey Burdock Project. We continue to anticipate the final EPA Permits being issued in the near-term, with this milestone moving the Company closer to this important objective. At a time when the uranium market remains in a structural deficit, further advancing Dewey Burdock, one of the preeminent undeveloped ISR projects in the USA boasting robust economics, towards the final EPA Permits is another vital step to realizing the Company’s ultimate aim of being the next uranium producer in the USA.”
In order to fund the financial assurance bonds, the Company has executed loans with minority shareholders totaling US$1,000,000, which bear interest at 12% per annum, are unsecured, and mature February 5, 2021.
About Azarga Uranium Corp.
Azarga Uranium is an integrated uranium exploration and development company that controls ten uranium projects and prospects in the United States of America (“USA”) (South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado), with a primary focus of developing in-situ recovery uranium projects. The Dewey Burdock in-situ recovery uranium project in South Dakota, USA (the “Dewey Burdock Project”), which is the Company’s initial development priority, has received its Nuclear Regulatory Commission License and draft Class III and Class V Underground Injection Control (“UIC”) permits from the Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”) and the Company is in the process of completing other major regulatory permit approvals necessary for the construction of the Dewey Burdock Project, including the final Class III and Class V UIC permits from the EPA.
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