CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uranium Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq:URRE) (URI) announced today that on December 23, 2013, the Navajo Nation Council Resources and Development Committee ("NNRDC") acknowledged the right-of-way and surface use at its Churchrock properties licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NNRDC has the authority to take action with regard to right-of-way issues. The Committee acknowledged the right-of-way and surface and mineral access rights granted in the 1929 Deed by the Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company. The same access rights were passed to URI as the successor-in interest to the Deed.
The NNRDC also authorized the creation of a Subcommittee to work with the Navajo Nation Executive Director of the Natural Resources Division and the Department of Justice, along with representatives of URI. The Subcommittee's task is to consider the terms of an agreement that results in mutual gains for both the Navajo Nation and URI, considering the right of way and surface use granted in the 1929 Deed.
Christopher M. Jones, President and CEO stated, "The Committee's resolution is a very positive development for URI. We look forward to future discussions with the Subcommittee and the potential gains for both the Navajo Nation and URI from the development of a mutual agreement."
About Uranium Resources, Inc.
Uranium Resources, Inc. explores for, develops and restores uranium projects. URI has over 206,600 acres of uranium mineral holdings in New Mexico, processing facilities and properties in Texas, and an NRC license to recover up to three million pounds of uranium per year using the in situ recovery (ISR) process. The Company acquired these properties over the past 20 years, along with an extensive information database of historic drill hole logs, assay certificates, maps and technical reports.
Uranium Resources routinely posts news and other information about the Company on its website at www.uraniumresources.com.
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