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Taseko Mines Florence Copper Permitting Update

Mining News - Published on Thu, 24 Sep 2020

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Taseko Mines Limited announced that its Florence Copper Project received overwhelming support at the public hearing held by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. The public hearing, which is a key part of the process for the Aquifer Protection Permit, had participation from local community members, local business owners, elected state officials and city councilors, a state senator as well as representatives from the technical services sector. Taseko CEO Mr Russell Hallbauer said “More than 30 interested parties spoke at the hearing, communicating great support for the Company and the project, with only one individual not in favour. The ADEQ heard loud and clear that the community wants this project to advance to commercial operation. The Company has worked very hard to inform the Florence community on not only the safeguards in place to ensure the environmental integrity of the project, but also the environmental benefits of the Florence Copper extraction process. The extensive data collected from 18 months of operating the test facility is proof that the process works, both from a technical perspective as well as environmentally.” continued Mr. Hallbauer.

The ADEQ will take written correspondence for another three weeks, until October 12, before writing and issuing the final permit.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 24 Sep 2020
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