- Taseko Talks
December 9, 2014
December 9, 2014, Vancouver, BC - Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; NYSE MKT: TGB) (“Taseko” or the “Company”) today announced the receipt of a draft Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The UIC permit regulates the construction and operation of Florence Copper’s injection wells at the site and is the final regulatory milestone required of Florence Copper to operate its Production Test Facility (PTF) in Florence, Arizona using in-situ copper recovery (ISCR) technology.
“I would like to acknowledge the professionalism and dedication of the staff at the EPA, who reviewed our permit application carefully and extensively,” said Russell Hallbauer, Taseko’s President & CEO. “We are excited to have achieved this critical milestone and look forward to operating our in-situ recovery technology PTF.”
“Both the state and federal agencies have issued the operating permits for our project and have given us the green light to move one step closer to production. This last but very critical permit from the EPA signifies the agency’s confidence that the Florence Copper project will operate in a safe and environmentally responsible manner” concluded Mr. Hallbauer.
The issuance of the draft UIC permit triggers a 60-day public comment period on the permit. During this time, EPA will host an open house and public hearing in the community and may modify the permit before its final issuance.
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Brian Bergot, Vice President, Investor Relations - 778-373-4533 or toll free 1-877-441-4533
President and CEO
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