Nebraska commissioners granted CO company a mining permit
NioCorp Developments Ltd., a Colorado company, says Johnson County commissioners in Nebraska have granted it a permit to mine for a rare, heat-resistant element.
In the company’s news release on Tuesday, the commissioners determined the niobium mine was not incompatible with agriculture and was designed to minimize impact on its neighbors.
NioCorp agreed to pave and maintain a county road to the mine project site. The project has qualified for up to 200 million dollars in state tax incentives and is expected to create more than 400 jobs.