How is Piedmont Lithium ensuring local water sources are safe from contaminants?

The U.S. is among the world’s strictest regulators of quarrying and industrial activity, and we will comply fully with local, state, and federal regulations to ensure the water quality meets the strictest standards. We will have continuous water monitoring programs and controls implemented according to our permit requirements including our 404 Permit issued by the Army Corps of Engineers, our 401 Water Quality Certificate issued by the North Carolina Division of Water Resources, and requirements that will in our permits that we will require in the future including our State Mining Permit issued by the Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources as well as our Conditional District rezoning. Our test work shows that our operations will not release dangerous contaminants into surface or groundwater resources. We have completed numerous tests on our ore, overburden, excess rock, concentrator tails, and hydroxide manufacturing residue. We will submit all of these test results to the State of North Carolina as part of our mine permit application. We are confident that we can build a safe, modern, integrated operation.