NexGen Energy Limited has won the Environmental Social Responsibility Award from the Prospectors Developers Association of Canada. The uranium and exploration development company has a portfolio of projects in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Uranium Basin. NexGen is being recognized for its investment in community initiatives focused on education, health and economic development. The Association says that NexGen’s programs empower youth here through hands-on work experience, providing access to education, sport, and employment opportunities. From an environmental standpoint, NexGen is an early adopter of centrifuge units and introducing the use of TECH Directional drilling methods as a way of reducing the surface footprint from exploration drilling.