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GOLD-COPPER: Seabridge’s plans for TMF, water storage get vote of confidence



BRITISH COLUMBIA – Seabridge Gold of Toronto said its independent geotechnical review board has completed its first examination of plans for the tailings management facility and water storage dam at the KSM gold-copper project, and found the designs are appropriate.

Seabridge created the board in January 2015 to review and provide expert opinion and oversight on the two important structures. It will monitor their structural stability throughout the design, construction, operation and closure of the project, located 65 km northwest of Stewart.

The company has given the board unimpeded access to all technical data to ensure these structures meet internationally accepted standards and practices which effectively minimize risks to employees, the environment and local communities.

Over the next several weeks, Seabridge will make the results of the board’s report available to governments (Canada, British Columbia and Alaska), aboriginal groups, including the Nisga’a Nation, the Tahltan Nation, the Tsetaut Skii km Lax Ha, the Gitanyow Nation and Gitxsan Nation, and other stakeholders who participated in the environmental assessment of the project.

Detailed information about the KSM project is available at www.SeabridgeGold.net.