TSX: G NYSE: GG
VANCOUVER, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) — today announced that a period of rain in the James Bay region of Quebec has extinguished a forest fire that had previously threatened the Éléonore gold project. Cooler temperatures and shifting winds have eliminated the smoke at site, and a resumption of fuel and supply deliveries to the site has been authorized by the Public Safety Department. The crew that had remained at site to manage and implement preventive emergency measures remains safe. All infrastructure and equipment at Éléonore, including power and communications, were undamaged. The Éléonore project team will immediately commence the re-mobilization of the project team to site with no material impacts to the construction schedule expected.
"The emergency team at Éléonore deserves special recognition for their efforts to preserve the safety and well-being of our people, facilities and others affected by the fire," said Chuck Jeannes, Goldcorp President and Chief Executive Officer. "The pace of development at Éléonore has been impressive, and we look forward to the resumption of work there very soon."
Goldcorp is one of the world's fastest growing senior gold producers. Its low-cost gold production is located in safe jurisdictions in the Americas and remains 100% unhedged.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Goldcorp Inc. ("Goldcorp"). Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, success of exploration activities, permitting time lines, hedging practices, currency exchange rate fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, timing and possible outcome of pending litigation, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", "believes" or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative connotation thereof.