Ucore Initiates Alaska SMC Consultation with Ketchikan Government Officials
November 26, 2018 – HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that it has initiated the consultation process with local government officials on the planned construction of the Alaska Strategic Metals Complex (“SMC”), to be located in Ketchikan Gateway Borough in Southeast Alaska.
The commencement of consultations is yet another milestone in the overall process of designing, permitting, constructing, and operating the ultimate rare earth element (REE) separation facility. Recently, Ucore announced that it had executed a land purchase agreement (“LPA”) for a 5.8 acre parcel of land within the Ketchikan Gateway Borough (see Ucore press release dated September 24, 2018 ) and is currently engaged in the site scoping and permitting due-diligence phase of that LPA (see Ucore October 10, 2018 press release).
“Obtaining local government input and approvals are critical aspects of earning our social license within our chosen locational community of Ketchikan”, stated Mike Schrider, COO of Ucore, “This is a commitment that we have made in consultation with and under the guidance of the Alaska Import Development and Export Authority (“AIDEA”). As a prospective employer, contributor to the local-area tax base, and member of the Ketchikan business community, the consultation process is a fundamental best-practices undertaking, and we welcome the opportunity to commence interaction. We thank the Council and Assembly for their active interest and hospitality.”
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