14 Nov '17, 1am

EPA Seeks Comment on Gunnison Copper Project Proposed Permit

EPA is seeking public comment on the draft permit and the proposed aquifer exemption. The permit, if approved, would authorize Excelsior to inject a solution into the copper orebody, approximately 400 – 1400 feet underground, to produce copper. The draft permit would allow the company to drill wells, extract copper in solution and restore the aquifer over 20 years. After the 20-year operational period, Excelsior would be required to properly close the wells, continue aquifer restoration for three additional years, and monitor the aquifer for at least five more years.

Full article: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-seeks-comment-gunnis...

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