Chvaletice Manganese Project Moves to Next Stage of Permitting Process
Project reaches important regulatory milestone with conclusion of initial screening procedure
- The Czech Republic’s Ministry of the Environment has completed its initial screening procedure for the Chvaletice Manganese Project’s preliminary Environmental
Impact Assessment (EIA).
- Euro Manganese can now move forward to the next stages of the permitting process. Public and regulatory feedback from the screening procedure will be incorporated
into the Final Environmental Impact Assessment, which is targeted for completion in December 2021.
- A definitive feasibility study for the project is well underway and is also targeted for completion by the end of the year.
- Procurement and fabrication of the Project’s Demonstration Plant is on schedule, with delivery to the Chvaletice site expected in the summer of 2021.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Euro Manganese Inc. (TSX-V/ASX: EMN) (the "Company" or "EMN") is pleased to announce the conclusion of a six-month screening of its preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted by the Czech Ministry of the Environment (the “Ministry”) for the Company’s Chvaletice Manganese Project. The Project is intended to recycle waste from a decommissioned mine in the Czech Republic to produce ultra-high-purity manganese products, principally for electric vehicle batteries.
Based on the official notification received from the Ministry, EMN can now move to the next stages of the permitting process for the Project. The Company considers the conclusion of the screening procedure to be an important regulatory milestone, generating valuable stakeholder input that will be addressed in the final design and planning phases of the Project.
Key stakeholders were invited by the Ministry to respond to an EIA Notification & Project Description submitted by EMN in the summer of 2020. Input was received from various government bodies, public agencies and regional and local authorities, as well as community members. The main stakeholder concerns relate to the management of increased vehicle traffic and noise, potential impacts to air and water quality, and the preservation of sight lines to a nearby historic site.