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Western Australia rare earth development company receives permits

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Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX: HAS) said today that the Federal Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) has finalised its environmental approval for the hydrometallurgical plant of the company’s Yangibana Rare Earths Project’s (Yangibana), in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

Executive Chairman Charles Lew said construction is next.

“This is a significant milestone for our Yangibana Rare Earths Project and further endorses Hastings’ decision last year to decouple the processing plant from the Yangibana mine site. The Commonwealth environmental approval will allow Hastings to construct the Onslow Rare Earths Plant for a full production rate of 15,000 tonnes of MREC per annum, unlocking the high-quality and NdPr-rich rare earths carbonate that we will produce at Yangibana," said Lew.

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