Thompson Creek approval of deposition of tailings at Milligan project completed Thompson Creek announced that, on January 14, the company received notification from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans approving its fish habitat compensation plan, as required by Environment Canada's Metal Mining Effluent Regulations. This approval was the final step to authorize deposition of tailings material into the zero discharge tailings storage facility at the Company's Mt. Milligan project and the final authorization required to operate the Mt. Milligan copper-gold mine. The Mt. Milligan project remains on schedule with commissioning and start-up expected in Q3, and commercial production of copper and gold expected in Q4. The mine has an estimated life-of-mine of approximately 22 years.