Taseko Mines Limited announced that the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has granted its Florence Copper Project the Aquifer Protection Permit (APP).
Russell Hallbauer, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Taseko, commented, “This is a key milestone in the advancement of the Company’s next operating asset. By issuing this permit, the ADEQ has endorsed the environmental integrity of our project and is confident that the commercial operation will meet all state environmental laws and regulations. The US Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) continues to advance their permitting process and our expectation is that the Underground Injection Control Permit will be issued in early 2021. With construction anticipated to commence in 2021, the timing could not be better with copper being highlighted as the metal of the future as the world aggressively transitions to a green economy.”