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EPA Allows Gold Fields to Resume Tarkwa Heap Leach Operations

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Mining Weekly reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI) the go ahead to resume operations at its Tarkwa heap leach facilities, located in Ghana. The facilities have been closed since July 16 due to an EPA directive.

Mining Weekly reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI) the go ahead to resume operations at its Tarkwa heap leach facilities, located in Ghana. The facilities have been closed since July 16 due to an EPA directive.

As quoted in the market news:

Gold Fields, the EPA and the Ghana Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology agreed that Tarkwa would continue diluting and discharging excess water in a controlled manner until two water treatment plants were constructed.

The company, which expected to completed construction of the water treatment plants by the end of the year, was required to submit monthly progress reports on the construction to the EPA.

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