VANCOUVER — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control (SCDHEC) has received a request for review of the mine operating permit for Romarco Minerals‘ (TSX: R) proposed Haile gold mine. The review filed by the Sierra Club specifically targets the reclamation plans for the mine in Lancaster County, South Carolina.
Romarco is a Toronto-based gold mine developer with projects across the United States. The Haile gold mine project is wholly owned and is the primary focus of the company. Earlier in November Romarco announced it would be investing US$353 million to move Haile into the construction and development phase.
The Sierra Club, a non-profit environmental organization, submitted the request for review, citing inadequate reclamation bonds. The mine operating permit is the last one needed by Romarco to start work at Haile early next year.
The request was filed on Nov. 19, only one day before the state mining permit was to take effect. As a result Romarco could be facing months of delays at Haile if all avenues of appeal are pursued by the Sierra Club
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