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.