Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Testing of the quartz monzonite in 1996 returned concentrations of radiochemicals FAR in excess of acceptable standards. (Table 18 page 49) (I cannot find concentrations higher anywhere else)
Sample Gross Alpha Gross Beta Total-U U-234 U-235 U-238 Ra-226 Ra-228 Rn-222
And the rock solid, take it to the bank, black and white conclusion of the experts at the EPA and ADEQ?
"These data indicate that the PLS produced from the Magma Florence in-situ projects contain very high levels of radionuclides and that they are leachable."
The general conclusion remains ... "The data show that dump leaching operations and solvent extraction-electrowinning procedures, as well as the practice of recycling raffinate at copper mines, may extract and concentrate soluble radioactive materials. The results show increases of up to two orders of magnitude over background levels for all radiochemicals tested except Rn-222."
On other fronts Curis Resources has, of course, gotten the personal information about the poster "ErinG" from Stockhouse. As stated before, the Stockhouse "braintrust" does not oppose these applications.
Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials
TENORM to some REALLY geeky braintards and now Neer-Do-Wellians.
In a sentence?
|First stop is the 26 page letter from ADEQ to Curis Resources on September 7, 2011.|
Crash course on bureacratic mumbo jumbo required, along with copious time to attempt to figure out WTF is going on here exactly. Film at 11:00.
Here is the website of the opposition ... http://protectourwaterourfuture.com/
|We have accepted the McPhie Challenge and will FIND yon tiny needles buried in two very large haystacks ... the EPA and ADEQ.|
What are we expecting to find? How about black and white evidence that virtually every word outta these boyo's turd holes since day 1 has been 100% pure bogus and this entire process a charade with no question whatever about the outcome? (all bad for holders of this paper)
|What we have here is a letter to Florence city council on November 7, 2011 from attorneys representing the opposition.|
Got some real major eye-openers in here, thats for bloody damn certain.
|Where to begin? |
"As the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recently pointed out, BHP and its successors rinsed the pilot test mine block for 22 months and pumped the mine block for nearly six years, but still could not meet permit and regulatory standards for pH, total dissolved solids, sulfates, alumumina, copper, and manganese. Curis completely fails to explain how it plans to restore groundwater in less than two years, when BHP could not do it in six years for a pilot operation that was roughly 100 times less than what is proposed."
"In fact, BHP's test pilot exceeded permit limits and Arizona Aquifer Water Quality Standards (AAWQS) for radio chemicals and other parameters such as magnesium, fluoride and total dissolved solids."
"In the spring of 1998, after pilot testing was over, BHP encountered radiochemical concentrations that ADEQ considered high."
" ... the elevated radiochemical results did not cease once the mine's permits standards were loosened. Once again in 2001, laboratory analysis of groundwater samples revealed high radiochemical results. And again in 2003, groundwater sampling results revealed elevated total radium and radon 222 levels."
"A 2004 report from a previous site owner noted radiochemical exceedances for December 2003 monitoring well samples - four Aquifer Water Quality Standard exceedances for adjusted alpha and seven exceedances for total radium."
"... commenting that radiochemical levels in thee wells were above the federal maxium contamiant level for uranium and that levels had "actually increased signficantly from 2001 to 2003." According to the correspondence, EPA's review revealed nothing "that would explain that this increase is natual."
I think we can say Mr. McPhie should spend one fuk of a lot more time on his material as he is more than slightly confused about water quality, laboratory analysis, permits, BHP test results and, gulp, radium and radon 222.
"As the radioactive gas of radon decays, it produces new radioactive elements called radon daughters or decay products. Radon daughters are solids and stick to surfaces such as dust particles in the air."
Radium ( /ˈreɪdiəm/ RAY-dee-əm) is a chemical element with atomic number 88, represented by the symbol Ra. Radium is an almost pure-white alkaline earth metal, but it readily oxidizes on exposure to air, becoming black in color. All isotopes of radium are highly radioactive, with the most stable isotope being radium-226, which has a half-life of 1601 years and decays into radon gas. Because of such instability, radium is luminescent, glowing a faint blue.
EPA sets the enforceable regulation, called a maximum contaminant level (MCL), as close to the health goals (the MCLG) as possible, considering cost, benefits and the ability of public water systems to detect and remove contaminants using suitable treatment technologies.
|(Adjusted) Gross Alpha Emitters||Zero||15 picoCuries per liter|
|Beta Particle and Photon Radioactivity||Zero||4 millirems per year|
|Radium 226 and Radium 228 (Combined)||Zero||5 picoCuries per liter|
|Uranium||Zero||30 micrograms per liter|
NEWS : June 14, 2012
125 million cubic feet of sediments will be capped with soil and left. Thats 1387 olympic sized swimming pools worth.
Co intends to use impoundments for mine block closure rinsing and seems to have zero clue about the difference between a settlement pond and an evaporation pond.
There are an estimated 700 boreholes on the ground that need to be mapped, then a permit acquired before they can be capped, presumably with concrete. One assumes this must accur before any further activities.
The BPH test block STILL exceeds sulfate levels in many holes and those wells do not meet requirements for abandonment and may NEVER meet those requirements. (after 14 years and as a result of a 100 day test)
Water levels have declined in the test block and several holes are now dry. ADEQ wants an explanation why.
Curis Resources did not even know enough to seal the engineering materials in the application.
Curis Resources basically resubmitted the majority of the BHP material and claimed it as their own.
There is extensive testing required and in MANY areas.
Full data from the 1997 testing by BHP is incomplete.
There is a well for potable water within 1.2 miles of the property and others within 1.5 miles.
|So a stupid retard is what an ultra stupid flaming insulting retard does and is it possible for gentle public types to accept the fact this ridiculous enterprise is suing (with stakeholder money don't be ridiculous) because the nonsense on Stockhouse was solely (and maliciously ahuck) responsible for a 27% drop in share price?|
|"Michael McPhie is a senior mining executive with more than 20 years of international operational and project development experience."|
So what does a body get exactly for this particular brand of "management"?
"SO BASICALLY, CURIS RESOURCES AND ALL WHO SAIL IN HER CAN GO FUCK THEMSELVES AND THEIR LAWYERS CAN ADD THIS HUMBLE SCRIBE TO THE LIST OF PEOPLE THEY WANT TO BULLY AROUND, BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT TIME THESE CORPORATE ASSHOLES WHO THINK THEY OWN THE WORLD REALIZE THAT FREE SPEECH IS SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T HAVE A PRICE TAG AND CRAWL OUT FROM BEHIND THE STUPIDLY OVERBEARING CANADIAN LIBEL LAWS, FACE THEIR PUBLIC AND ADMIT THEIR ERRORS."
Yes lawyer-types and "management" of Curis, seriously, go fuk yourselves and yes indeed add ANOTHER name to that list.
So what, pray tell, is motivating these boyos?
|The Dec. 20 letter from Curis to the ADEQ seems to confirm a verbal understanding between the parties that Curis will seek this pilot testing for this reason.|
The opposition group Protect Our Water Our Future (POWOF) is charging that Curis’ need to do this testing belies its previous assurances that the Florence Copper Project has been shown to be safe.
“This new strategy is a significant setback and deviation from Curis’original plan, and is a direct
contradiction to many previous statements made regarding safety of the
mine and the historical testing that backs that assertion,” POWOF said in a prepared statement."
|In November, the Florence Town Council unanimously voted against the Florence Copper Project by rejecting a major amendment to the town’s General Plan necessary for the project to operate in town.|
But the Florence Copper Project includes a 160-acre rectangle of state land outside the town’s jurisdiction. POWOF challenges Curis’ ability to make a commercially viable operation on the state land parcel alone. But Johnson said it can be done.
“Yes, Florence Copper can be operated profitably on the state land parcel for a number of years. Slightly less than half of the estimated 2.8 billion pound copper deposit is located on the 160 acre state land parcel."
News : June 7, 2012
"The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced it will hold a public information meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at the Florence High School gym, 1001 S. Main St., regarding Curis Resources’ application for a “Temporary Individual Aquifer Protection Permit” (TIP) for a test run of the Florence Copper Project.
ADEQ is currently reviewing this application but has not yet issued a decision on whether to grant the TIP.
This meeting is for informational purposes only and is not a forum for public comment. ADEQ will hold a formal public hearing to receive comments on the TIP at a later date."
Personal Upshot? If Co fails to land the TIP this deal is effectively finished, a fact known all too well by this "management".
|Butt, whats this from May 14, 2012? |
"Curis anticipates beginning construction of the phase 1 in-situ copper recovery well field and SX/EW plant in the third quarter, with initial copper cathode production slated for early 2013."
Utter and complete horsechit from start to finish is what this verbose and insulting NR is. NO WAY in hellsky this enterprise can claim a timetable for production when even the permit to conduct necessary testing might be denied. Further, the EPA is no cakewalk and that process has been known to take 18 months.
One wonders mightily if a similar brand of breathlessly massaged turdmongering was spoonfed into eager Red Kite gullet.