Veris Gold Corp. announces commissioning of new tailings facility at Jerritt Canyon
Toronto Stock Exchange: VG
VANCOUVER, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Veris Gold Corp. (“Veris” or the “Company”) (TSX: VG) (OTCQB: YNGFF)
(Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6A) is pleased to announce that the Company has been authorized by the
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to initiate the discharge
of tailings into the brand new state-of-the-art tailings facility
(“TSF2″) at the Company’s Jerritt Canyon Mine Operations located in
Elko County, Nevada. The Jerritt Canyon Mill is operated by Veris Gold
USA Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Veris Gold Corp.
The new tailings facility is double-lined and also features recovery of
any leakage collected from the synthetic double-liner system, called
Drainliner, which is manufactured by Agru America located in Fernley,
John Barta, Environmental Manager for the Company, stated, “The environmental protection provided by TSF2 is the result of a major
environmental investment by Veris Gold. The new tailings facility,
along with the new proven air pollution controls for the roaster
stacks, the ore dryer and the refinery altogether significantly improve
the environmental performance of the Jerritt Canyon facilities.”
Concurrent with the transition to the new TSF2, Veris will initiate
closure of the old tailings facility (“TSF1″), a facility constructed
more than 30 years ago with pollution controls consistent with the
requirements at the time. The transition to TSF2 addresses concerns
voiced by State and Federal environmental agencies regarding TSF1.
Discharge of tailings slurry to TSF1 will cease by the end of 2013 so
that reclamation, supported by the existing bonding held by the
Company, can commence in the following year.
About Veris Gold Corp.
Veris Gold Corp. is a growing mid-tier North American gold producer in
the business of developing and operating gold mines in geo-politically
stable jurisdictions. The Company’s primary assets are the permitted
and operating Jerritt Canyon mill and gold mines located 50 miles north
of Elko, Nevada, USA. The Company’s primary focus is on the
re-development of the Jerritt Canyon mining and milling facility. The
Company also holds a portfolio of precious metals properties in British
Columbia and the Yukon Territory, Canada, including the former
producing Ketza River mine.
On behalf of
“VERIS GOLD CORP.”
R. Llee Chapman
President and CEO
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