Resolution Copper project advances in US permitting process

Rio Tinto’s Resolution Copper project in the US has achieved a major permitting milestone with the release of an independently prepared Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the project. The rigorous review, conducted by the US States Forest Service over a six year period included broad public engagement.

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Magma Copper smelter chimney stack demolition

Magma Copper smelter chimney stack safely demolished

Resolution Copper’s number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and the community. Finishing this latest phase of the 15-year reclamation effort is a vital step in fulfilling our commitment to health, safety and environmental stewardship.

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Images to remember

In collaboration with Resolution Copper, Boyce Thompson Arboretum is hosting a temporary multimedia exhibition to coincide with the removal of the last buildings and structures of the historic Magma Copper Company smelter at Superior.

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Magma smelter aerial view

Resolution Copper to remove hazardous materials from West Plant

Superior, Ariz. — (July 27, 2018) As part of the ongoing reclamation work at Resolution Copper’s West Plant site, activities to remove hazardous materials from smelter buildings, including asbestos, will begin Monday, August 6. Resolution Copper submitted formal notification of its abatement plans to Pinal County Air Quality Control District last week.

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Magma smelter reclamation

West Plant reclamation moves into next phase

Resolution Copper is moving into the next phase of reclamation plans for the West Plant site. The plans include removing the historic Magma smelter complex in order to make the area safe and to complete environmental improvements. This work is part of ongoing land reclamation that started in 2005 to clean up historic mining operations.

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