HONDURAS – Milling operations at the Mochito zinc-lead mine have returned to normal levels and the owner, BREAKWATER RESOURCES of Toronto, is currently depositing tailings in the Pozo Azul tailings impoundment area. On Oct. 18, 2007, the company discovered a discharge of water from the newly commissioned Soledad tailings impoundment area and milling had to be suspended. It was determined that recommissioning the Pozo Azul tailings impoundment area, for which permitting remained in place, would be the quickest method of returning Mochito to full production.
Mining has continued throughout this period, and construction is underway at Pozo Azul to increase the capacity of this tailings impoundment area to hold up to 24 months of additional material while plans are being formulated to repair Soledad.
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