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:: Seabridge Gold Pilot Plant Successfully Treats Selenium in KSM Water

 

Seabridge Gold has announced that it successfully completed a pilot plant evaluation of a new process for the removal of selenium from waters from Seabridge's wholly-owned KSM Project located in northwestern BC. The pilot plant was constructed and operated by BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. ("BioteQ") an independent Vancouver, BC based company, using their patent-pending Selen-IXTM treatment technology. In doing so, Seabridge satisfied a key condition of the BC Environmental Assessment Certificate issued on July 30, 2014 which required completion of the pilot plant test within one year of issuance of the certificate.

Seabridge Gold Chairman and CEO Rudi Fronk, stated that "successful completion of the pilot plant test achieves a further milestone in KSM's ongoing transition from exploration to development. The success of the pilot plant confirms the technical feasibility of the treatment technology that was proposed during the recently completed KSM environmental assessment review process. The results provide further evidence that KSM has been designed to operate in an environmentally responsible manner."

BioteQ President & CEO, David Kratochvil said "we are extremely pleased with the successful demonstration of our Selen IXTM treatment technology to reduce selenium concentrations to 1 ppb using water extracted from the KSM project site. The completion of this pilot plant further supports our business development efforts by emphasizing our commitment and capabilities in technology development in strategic areas of the overall mine water treatment market, including for those projects situated within BC."

 

 

   

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