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NexGen receives provincial environmental assessment approval for the Rook I Project

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NexGen is the first company in over 20 years to receive full Provincial Environmental Assessment approval for a uranium project in Saskatchewan.

VANCOUVER — NexGen Energy Ltd., has received Ministerial approval under The Environmental Assessment Act of Saskatchewan to proceed with the development of its 100 per cent-owned Rook I Project.

NexGen is the first company in over 20 years to receive full Provincial Environmental Assessment approval for a uranium project in Saskatchewan.

“The achievement of this major milestone of Provincial Environmental Assessment approval for Rook I is key in meeting the surging global demand for ethically sourced uranium. I am incredibly proud of the NexGen team’s dedication and commitment working together with our valued local Indigenous communities in this highly transparent and diligent regulatory process,” said Leigh Curyer, Chief Executive Officer. “Throughout the rigorous EA process, the Government of Saskatchewan recognized the unparalleled value and future opportunities the Rook I Project will provide for local communities, Saskatchewan, and Canada. Today is a milestone for NexGen, the communities where we operate, the Province of Saskatchewan, and accelerates Canada in returning to being the world’s leader in the production of clean energy fuel for the global environment.”

With Provincial EA approval now in place, NexGen has submitted all responses to the Federal technical review of the Rook I Project Environmental Impact Statement.

NexGen has lodged, in advance, the initial applications for approvals of site earthworks, shaft sinking infrastructure, site water and mine waste management facilities, and associated ancillary infrastructure and services and is continuously engaged with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment (ENV) regarding these phases of development.

“I would like to congratulate NexGen on this significant milestone with their Rook I Project”, commented Christine Tell, Saskatchewan Minister of Environment. “We look forward to working with them as this project advances and are excited that NexGen has chosen Saskatchewan as a place to do business.”

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