Dec 26 2012
AMERICAN VANADIUM CORP. (“American Vanadium” or the “Company”) announces the submission of the Plan of Operations for the Gibellini Project in Nevada to the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which, upon the agency’s determination of completeness, initiates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process. Additionally, the Company has submitted a Reclamation Plan to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.
“This is a major step forward in our mine permitting process,” said Bill Radvak, President & CEO of American Vanadium. “The BLM, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and Eureka County have all been very supportive and a pleasure to work with on this project, providing both regulatory and technical direction to enhance the project’s environmental protection measures and streamline the permitting process.”
The Plan of Operations details the plan for the Gibellini Project from mine design, to processing facilities, to the reclamation and closure plan. Importantly, the Plan of Operations incorporates numerous product outputs for high purity vanadium products for the titanium alloying industry as well as electrolyte for the vanadium flow battery market. In addition, the Plan of Operations incorporates a micro grid design utilizing solar power generation and a vanadium battery which will be capable of powering the mine off-grid.