Achievements and Goals

BMSC 2016 Achievements

Targets Achievement Level
Complete sample preparation laboratory Achieved. Laboratory fully operational with minor details pending
Complete detailed hydrological investigations and groundwater modelling Achieved. Water balance report completed. Hydrogeology study final report completed pending minor edits and approval
Continue to benchmark management against IFC Performance Standards Eight management and monitoring plans drafted in 2016, referencing the 2012 IFC PS and EHS guidelines and pending management approval
Test a variety of rehabilitation methods to improve plant survival and species diversity Continued efforts in 2017
Incorporate Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) into the overall site Rehabilitation Plan IN PROGRESS Final BMP draft produced in December 2016, pending Rehabilitation Plan as part of overall Closure plan
Evaluate renewable energy systems to improve energy resilience and reduce GHG emissions Partially achieved
Complete installation of detoxification plant for tailings management facility water recycle Achieved

BMSC 2017 Goals


  • Complete draft waste rock stability study and incorporate in Detailed Environmental Mine Closure Plan
  • Finalize BMSC approval of Biodiversity Management Plan and continue implementation through 2017
  • Continue environmental monitoring including surface water sampling, soil sampling and vegetation sampling
  • Continue rehabilitation and biodiversity offset planting
  • Review the environmental management system performance

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