The company has submitted additional and revised information in response to the anticipated request it received from Agencia Portuguesa do Ambiente (APA), the Portuguese regulatory body.
This additional submission further underlines Savannah’s commitment to developing and operating Mina do Barroso in a low impact, responsible and sustainable way that will bring long term social, environmental, economic and demographic benefits to all of the project’s stakeholders and to Portugal, Savannah said.
“Savannah remains committed to developing and operating Mina do Barroso in a way which minimises its impact on the environment and local communities while bringing significant economic benefits over the long term for all the project’s stakeholders,” said Savannah’s chief executive officer, David Archer in a statement.
“Once the EIA document’s conformity has been confirmed by APA in the coming weeks it will be published by APA as part of the public consultation process. We look forward to the public release of the study in due course which will provide all stakeholders with a highly comprehensive, fact-based, overview of the project’s design, construction, operation and decommissioning in relation to the environment and local communities,” he added.