Sunday, April 07, 2013

Florence rescinds sulfuric acid ban aimed at copper project

News reports say that the Florence Town Council "voted unanimously to lift its eight-month-old ban on sulfuric acid, avoiding a showdown with Curis Resources in federal court. The town continues to pursue eminent domain to acquire the Florence Copper Project property."

The ordinance applied only to the copper project, exempting farmers. The Florence Reminder & Blade Tribune reports that  Curis Resources submitted a claim against the town of $140 million as a result of the ordinance.  [Right, cross-section of Florence copper project showing injection and recovery wells.  Credit, Curis Resources]

The town is continuing with an eminent domain action to take Curis's mining properties for a waste water treatment plant.

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