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Hastings Tech gets enviro permits for rare earth project

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Hastings Technology Metals (ASX: HAS) said today that it received two key approvals to enable the continuation of early works infrastructure site activities.

Hastings Technology is advancing its Yangibana Rare Earths Project in the Upper Gascoyne Region of Western Australia towards production.

The permits cover vegetation management and a revised mining proposal. 

"The Flora and Vegetation Environmental Management Plan sets out the environmental objectives to be achieved and specifies management actions that will be implemented to achieve compliance. Hastings has prepared management targets and monitoring programs to measure the effectiveness of the management actions. The management plan has been informed by best practice and recent experience on similar mining projects in Western Australia, said the company in a news release. 

"The Mining Proposal details the proposed activities on site and environmental management measures to ensure Hastings meets its tenement obligations under the Mining Act."

Hastings Technology is advancing its Yangibana Rare Earths Project in the Upper Gascoyne Region of Western Australia towards production. The proposed beneficiation and hydro metallurgy processing plant will treat rare earths deposits, predominantly monazite, hosting high neodymium and praseodymium contents to produce a mixed rare earths carbonate that will be further refined into individual rare earth oxides at processing plants overseas.

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