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Milestone permit for Red Chris issued

Imperial Metals Corp. June 16 reported the receipt of an amended British Columbia Environmental Management Act Permit for its Red Chris copper-gold mine in northwestern British Columbia. The amended permit, which the B.C. Ministry of Environment issued to Red Chris Development Co. Ltd. on June 12, replaces the previously issued short-term authorization. This permit allows the mine to discharge tailings into the tailings storage facility and discharge water from the facility subject to water quality guidelines. Imperial said the amended permit is an important milestone for Red Chris as it ensures the mine can operate on a continuous basis, subject to the conditions of the permit.


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