Associated Environmental assisted with environmental management and regulatory work for the former Mount Nansen Mine, located 60 km west of Carmacks, YT. Specifically, AE contributed to the design of a remediation plan being prepared for assessment by the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board, and assisted with required permitting for remediation.
Associated provided overall design, project management, detailed design of the bridge, construction services, and coordination of work with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Alberta Environmental Protection. The McKary River Bridge provides access to future mining operations in the region.
Associated Environmental completed environmental baseline studies for a road extension for a proposed copper-molybdenum-gold mine northwest of Whitehorse. An Environmental Assessment (EA) was required to facilitate project approval by the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board and subsequent permitting. Studies included a spring breeding-bird survey, review and summary of existing fisheries information, fish and fish habitat assessment at more than 20 proposed stream crossings, and landform/terrain mapping.
Associated Environmental completed a plume delineation study to support an Environmental Effects Monitoring program. The study involved tracking dispersion of effluent using rhodamine WT (a dye tracer), coupled with numerical modelling using USEPA CORMIX to determine mixing dynamics over a range of environmental conditions. The results provided the information necessary to identify monitoring and control sampling locations as required by the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations.
Teck Resources Limited is expanding its coal mines at Fording River and Greenhills, and is planning a new mine near it's Coal Mountain facilities. Associated Environmental is leading key elements of the vegetation, soil, and biodiversity assessments required for Mines Act permits at the three mines. Baseline assessments require a mix of Geographic Information System (GIS)-based data compilation and analysis, field calibration, and quantitative modelling, which form the basis for subsequent impact assessment and mine reclamation planning.
At Associated, our approach to delivering mining projects is to listen to our clients so that we understand their requirements, goals, and long-term vision. We work with our clients to build world-class solutions to advance their business needs. Our solutions balance today’s environmental challenges, consider full life-cycle costs, optimize operational efficiency, and minimize maintenance requirements. We can assist clients through the mine planning, permitting, operation, decommissioning, reclamation, and project closure phases.
Cardero Coal Ltd.
Casino Mining Corp.
Selwyn Chihong Mining
Suncor Energy Inc.
Teck Coal Ltd.
Teck Highland Valley Copper Partnership