ELK CREEK PROJECT
Strong Local Support for the Elk Creek Project
What do local Nebraskans think about NioCorp’s Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project? Over the past several years as this Project has advanced, Nebraskans who live near the proposed facility, and those from all over the state, have continued to be outspoken in their support for this Project.
Hundreds of Nebraskans turn out at several public Town Hall Meetings that NioCorp has hosted in the state. Virtually all attendees express their support for the project at these public meetings.
Here is what a number of Nebraskans have said about this Project and what they see as its potential impacts to the state:
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