Peninsula Energy Limited (ASX:PEN) (Peninsula) is pleased to announce that the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued the Combined Source and 11e.(2) Byproduct Materials License (SML) to Peninsula’s wholly-owned subsidiary Strata Energy Inc. for the Lance Central Processing Plant (CPP) and Ross Permit Area (RPA) in Wyoming, USA (the Project).
Issuance of the SML concludes the licensing process for the three million pound per annum capacity CPP and the Ross Project. Peninsula now has the capacity to produce uranium from the largest 2012 JORC-Compliant in-situ recovery resource in the USA (54 million pounds U3O8). The SML is the culmination of a four-year permitting process involving multiple local, state and federal regulatory agencies.
In October 2013 Peninsula began site preparation for the CPP, fabrication of long lead time plant & equipment and the construction of access roads and other infrastructure. With the SML now in hand Peninsula can move to finalise construction of the CPP and commence the installation of production well-fields at the Ross Project which will allow for the production of uranium.
Peninsula Executive Chairman Gus Simpson stated, “The Board would like to congratulate our management and permitting team in Wyoming on the issuance of the SML which concludes four years of dedicated and detailed permitting work. The Company is very pleased to complete this process as it has now cleared the path to production”.