Green Technology launches second year of baseline environmental studies at Seymour Lithium Project, Canada

Green Technology Metals (ASX:GT1) has started its second year of baseline environmental studies at its Seymour Lithium Project in Ontario, Canada.

The company reports that following the winter thaw, NorthWinds Environmental Services, TBT Engineering, and Englobe recently recommenced 2022 baseline environmental monitoring for the Seymour Project.

All surveys are designed and managed by environmental subject matter experts, senior field biologists and indigenous employees and consultants.

Seymour has an existing Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) of 9.9 Mt @ 1.04% Li2O (comprised of 5.2 Mt at 1.29% Li2O Indicated and 4.7 Mt at 0.76% Li2O Inferred).

Commenting on the studies, GT1 Chief Executive Officer Luke Cox said: “We are fully committed to developing our flagship Seymour Project and continue to progress critical permitting priorities such as baseline environmental studies.”

“We are fully committed to developing our flagship Seymour Project”

Up to three years of seasonal baseline surveys can be required to mitigate environmental impact and identify risks to support future project permitting and environmental approvals.

GT1 reports that baseline surveys are predominantly focused on fauna, flora, groundwater, surface water and archaeology. All surveys encompass two general scales, local and regional, to provide both specific area and larger, regional contexts.

Addressing the baseline surveys, GT1 North American ESG Manager Andrea Johnstone said: “Leading into our second year of monitoring, the surveys continue to focus on any possible presence of species at risk populations within our Seymour Project area.

To date there have been no confirmed sightings of any threatened or endangered species. GT1 acknowledges and respects all traditional custodians of the land in which we operate.

As part of all our activities, including our environmental study programs, we commit to meaningful consultation with our indigenous partners and their representatives.

We will continue to mitigate impact where possible and preserve the environment for current and future generations.”

GT1 is a North American-focused lithium exploration and development business. The company’s Ontario Lithium Projects comprise ‘high-grade’, hard rock spodumene assets (Seymour, Root and Wisa) and lithium exploration claims (Allison and Solstice) located on highly prospective Archean Greenstone tenure in north-west Ontario, Canada.

All sites are proximate to excellent existing infrastructure (including hydro power generation and transmission facilities), readily accessible by road, and with nearby rail delivering transport optionality.

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