Uranium Energy Corp Announces Dismissal of Lawsuit


    AUSTIN, June 8 /CNW/ - Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE AMEX:   UEC, "the
Company") is pleased to announce that on June 5, 2009, the United States
District Court issued an order dismissing the lawsuit filed by Goliad County
commissioners against the Company. The lawsuit alleged infractions of the Safe
Drinking Water Act nearby to areas where the Company has conducted exploration
    The allegations had previously been investigated and found to be without
merit by the Texas Railroad Commission, the agency with sole jurisdiction over
uranium exploration in Texas. In 2007, the Commission stated, "...the agency's
investigation of your complaint has not revealed any practice or activity at
UEC's Uranium Exploration Permit 123 that is out of compliance...We consider
this investigation to be closed."
    In his June 5, 2009 order dismissing the case, the Judge stated that the
County's case failed to pass the threshold jurisdictional requirements, even
when considered in the light most favorable to the County. As the Judge noted,
the Texas Railroad Commission stated in an April 2007 letter to the County's
attorney that an agency hydrologist "...concluded from the available
information that no ground-water contamination has occurred as a result of the
drilling activities."
    The Judge concluded that "...the touchstone of Goliad County's SDWA (Safe
Drinking Water Act) claim is its allegation that UEC 'converted' the
exploratory boreholes into 'injection wells' and/or an 'injection
activity,'...the Court has concluded that no such conversion or injection
activity took place...."
    Originally, the County commissioners were joined in this failed suit by
local landowners, the Duderstadts. The Duderstadts voluntarily and
unconditionally withdrew from the case on May 1, 2009.
    Amir Adnani, president and CEO, stated, "The Company is very pleased with
this dismissal. The allegations had no merit, as recognized by the Texas
Railroad Commission prior to the filing of the suit. This case has not
hampered any of our exploration or permitting activities."
    All aspects of the permitting process at the Goliad ISR project continue
to make excellent progress. There are no lawsuits or other impediments to the
advancement of the Company's permitting or exploration activities.

    About Uranium Energy Corp

    Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE-AMEX:   UEC, "the Company") is a US-based
resource company with the objective of becoming a near-term ISR uranium
producer in the United States. Utilizing its extensive information library of
historic uranium exploration and development work, the Company has acquired
and is advancing uranium properties throughout the southwestern US. A Draft
Mine Permit was recently issued for the Company's lead project, the Goliad ISR
Uranium Project in South Texas. Operational management is comprised of
pre-eminent uranium mining and exploration professionals whose collective
experience in this industry gives the Company ongoing uranium mine-finding and
mine development expertise.

    Stock Exchange Information:

    Frankfurt Stock Exchange Symbol: U6Z
    ISN: US916896103

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laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based
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risk factors disclosed in the Company's periodic reports filed from
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would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities
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For further information: North America: Investor Relations, Uranium
Energy Corp., Toll Free: (866) 748-1030, Fax: (512) 535-0832, E-mail:

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