As part of an exploration program for tantalum and niobium, baseline environmental monitoring was completed to support an Environmental Impact Assessment submission to the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office. Associated Environmental (AE) conducted the surface water quality and hydrology components of the baseline assessment. For three years, AE operated four hydrometric stations and collected water samples from 14 locations to help evaluate whether any potential hydrologic and water quality changes could occur as a result of future production.
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.
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 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.
To support the submission of an Environmental Assessment Certificate application for a proposed metallurgical coal mine, Associated Environmental completed the terrestrial baseline assessments including the ecosystem, vegetation and wildlife studies, and Reclamation Plan for the study area.
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.
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