Climax Mine: A reclamation success
September 06, 2012
Last month, Freeport-McMoRan’s Climax Mine in Colorado celebrat...
At Pumpkin Hollow — the Nevada Copper mine being developed in Lyon County, Nev. — we received our reclamation permit in June, putting us on track for production in 2015 and creating jobs for thousands of people in dozens of disciplines.
In developing this plan, we sought the feedback and insight of Lyon County community members, environmental experts, and a range of engineers and scientists, and coordinated closely with government agencies to assure that our plans would meet or exceed all established standards. Among the long list of provisions outlined in our permit request were plans to:
As we work with the community to responsibly develop this mine that will not only bring local jobs and economic growth, but also provide an important metal needed for the U.S. production of electronics, building materials and medical technologies, we’ll maintain our strong commitment to the environment. Nevada Copper is dedicated to developing Pumpkin Hollow with the right people, in the right place, and in the right way.
Nick Beaton, community relations assistant, Nevada Copper, Inc.
Reclamation application prepared by Tetra Tech Inc.