ASLB Declares Evidentiary Portion of Hearing for Dewey Burdock License ClosedDecember 12, 2014 6:21 am
• All contentions now closed on Dewey Burdock’s NRC License
• CEO comments that revised economic assessment is expected for Dewey Burdock in Q1 2015 demonstrating project viability in current uranium price environment
AZARGA URANIUM CORP. (“Azarga” or the “Company”) notes the announcement of 10 December 2014 made by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) of the Nuclear Regulatory commission (NRC) that the evidentiary portion of the hearing for the Dewey Burdock Project is now fully closed. All but one contention were previously closed on 13 November 2014, and this new order closes the last remaining contention.
The ASLB has now set the Finding of Facts and Conclusions of Law to be submitted by the parties by 9 January 2015 and Final Post Hearing Briefs to be filed by 29 January 2015.
As per the order, these final briefings will summarize and reference the existing hearing record (pre-filed testimony, cross-examination and exhibits) and case law to support the positions taken by the parties.
The order represents a completion of a major portion of the proceedings. A finalized decision by the ASLB is expected to follow within approximately 90 days following the final briefing.
Richard Clement, President and CEO of Azarga commented, “The closing of the record is another milestone in the process of receiving full permitting for Dewey Burdock.” “The hearing process is proceeding smoothly and should be completed as stated above.”
With respect to the project in general, Mr. Clement went on to say, “We are very much focused on obtaining the EPA permits at this time now. Furthermore, we have substantially completed a revised economic assessment for Dewey Burdock, which should demonstrate the project’s viability in the current uranium price environment.” “I look forward to sharing our progress on these fronts in the first quarter of 2015.”
About Azarga Uranium Corp.
Azarga Uranium is a mineral development company that owns six uranium projects, deposits and prospects in USA (South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado) and Kyrgyzstan together with investment holdings in Anatolia Energy Limited (ASX:AEK – 11%) and Black Range Minerals Limited (ASX:BLR – 19%). The Dewey Burdock Project in South Dakota is the main initial development priority, which has received its final NRC License.
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AZARGA URANIUM CORP.
Per: “Richard F. Clement”
Richard F. Clement Jr.,
President & CEO
For further information, please contact:
John Mays, Chief Operating Officer
+1 303 790-7528
Mark Hollenbeck, Dewey-Burdock Project Manager
+1 605 685-3376
Jenya Mesh, Manager, Investor and Public Relations
+1 416 625-6686 or +852 6466-6218
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