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Flooding update - Lady Annie


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Contact: Warrick Hazeldine (media enquires only)
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The Receivers and Managers for CopperCo Limited (ASX:CUO) - Gary Doran and David Lombe, from professional services firm Deloitte - advise that they are continuing to work closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manage any impact from the flooding of the Lady Annie mine in Queensland.

As announced in February, mining activity was suspended at the Lady Annie mine site - located 120km north of Mt Isa - following record rains and flooding in the region.

Mr Doran said the Receivers had been working closely with the EPA with a common goal to ensure that no contaminants are released from site.

The flooding levels exceeded the design capacity of the site stormwater ponds, which were designed to retain a one in one hundred year “two month wet season runoff” event before overflow. The incident may have released contaminants into the Saga and Inca creeks.

“Site remediation commenced immediately after the heavy rainfalls occurred, and activity is continuing to restore operations to an environmentally acceptable state,” Mr Doran said.

“There is currently no wastewater discharge from the site, and the risk of possible off-site contamination has been minimised through the concerted efforts of consultants and workers at Lady Annie,” Mr Doran said.

Mr Doran said the EPA had given no indication that it was dissatisfied with the progress made in effecting the repairs and corrective measures put in place so far. They have had a number of site visits over the past two weeks to ascertain site conditions, to discuss areas of concern and to review completed remedial action.

Parsons Brinckerhoff, a leading planning, environment and infrastructure consultancy, have been engaged to strengthen the existing mine site team with respect to the environmental aspects of the operations.

For further information:
Glen Kanevsky
Corporate Reorganisation Group
Deloitte
Tel: +61 (0) 8 9365 7163

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