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RER gets demo plant permit

NRC grants license for use of stockpiled ore from Bearlodge Project

Rare Element Resources (RER) has been granted a source materials license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a “critical step” in moving ahead with the company’s planned demonstration plant in Upton, Weston County.

The processing and separation demonstration plant itself represents the next step of RER’s journey towards operating a rare earth mine and processing plant in northeast Wyoming, with the mine itself to be located in the Bear Lodge Mountains just outside Sundance.

The source materials license allows RER to make use of previously stockpiled material from the Bear Lodge...