NT’s first lithium mine a step closer

The Northern Territory environment watchdog has recommended approving the territory’s first lithium mine, creating more than 100 jobs and capitalising on the need for the resource in batteries.

Yahoo News is reporting Australian share market-listed Core Lithium wants to develop a mine and processing plant for its flagship Finnis project, located within an hour’s drive of Darwin’s port.

The NT Environment Protection Authority backed letting the project go ahead, as long as it implemented its 17 recommendations aimed at protecting a 768ha area’s flora, fauna and water quality.

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