VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Dec. 20, 2021. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE). Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM) (TSX: FVI)We are pleased to announce that the Secretara de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales has granted a twelve (12 year) extension of the environmental permit (EIA), at the San Jose Mine in Oaxaca (Mexico).
Fortuna appealed against the decision of the authority that denied the San Jose Mine EIA Extension application (refer here). Fortuna news release from November 11, 2021). After continued dialogue and technical assessment, SEMARNAT confirmed that operations at San Jose Mine are in compliance with the EIA’s environmental obligations. After verifying compliance, SEMARNAT assessed Fortunas request and granted the extension under the existing EIA conditions.
Procuradura Federal de Proteccin al Ambiente, which has performed 13 environmental audits of the San Jose Mine, most recently in December 2021. However, it has never been charged with environmental damage or pollution. The Ocotln Sewage Treatment Plant supplies the operation with its industrial water needs. Rainwater is also captured and stored. The mine, which is the single largest employer within the region of Valles Centrales provides direct employment to more than 1,200 people, with approximately 15 percent of them women. The Company works with more than 150 small-scale local businesses and has developed sustainable development programs with several neighboring communities. Fortuna continues to have a constructive and transparent dialogue with local authorities and stakeholders. They also operate in compliance with strict environmental standards.
About Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., a Canadian precious metals mining firm, has four mines in Argentina, Burkina Faso and Peru. A fifth mine is under construction in Cte d’Ivoire. All our relationships and operations are based on sustainability. Through efficient production, environment protection, and social responsibilities, we produce silver and gold. We also create shared value over time for our stakeholders. Please visit our for more information.Website.
PERSONAL AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD
Jorge A. Ganoza
President, CEO, Director
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
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