The State Service of Geology and Subsoil Use has prolonged the Vostochniy Mining and Processing Works licenses for subsoil use.
“It took my numerous reminders and a miners march to Kiev for the geology commission to gather and prolong the license to mine uranium ore for VostGOK”, the ecology minister Ostap Semerak said.
VostGOK is the only company in Ukraine and the largest in Europe mining and processing uranium ore.
While Ukrainian NPPs need in uranium concentrate totals 2.4 thousand tons per year, VostGOK produces only 1 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)