VANCOUVER, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX: CS) today announced that its Cozamin copper mine located in Zacatecas, Mexico has been awarded the Clean Industry Certification from Mexico's Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Procuraduria Federal de Protection al Ambiente or PROFEPA). This certification required a voluntary environmental audit that certifies full compliance with Mexican federal environmental laws.
"This important achievement represents the culmination of a 24 month process of standards and management system documentation and implementation by the Cozamin mine site," said Darren Pylot, Capstone's President and CEO. "We congratulate our Cozamin operating team on attaining this certification, which places Capstone in a relatively limited group of mining companies in Mexico that have made the voluntary commitment to the highest standards of environmental stewardship."
The presentation of the certification was made to Cozamin mine employees at a ceremony at Cozamin by state and local authorities from the Secretary of Labour, the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Secretaria del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales or SEMARNAT), Municipality of Morelos, National Water Agency, Mexican Red Cross, Ejido Hacienda Nueva, State Government and PROFEPA.
For further information: Capstone Mining Corp. Cindy Burnett, VP, Investor Relations Telephone: 604-637-8157 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.capstonemining.com
SOURCE Capstone Mining Corp.