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Ottawa to clean-up old mines across North

Commits C$2.2B over 15 years to reclaiming Yukon, NWT sites North of 60 Mining News – August 23, 2019

 

Last updated 9/26/2020 at 5:26am

Northern Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Crown Indigenous Relations

Mitchell Haynen

An ore car sits outside one of the historic mines in the Keno Hill Silver District, Yukon. Alexco Resources is working towards re-establishing a high-grade silver mine in the Keno Hill District and its subsidiary has submitted a reclamation plan for historical sites in this silver-rich area of the Yukon.

The Canadian government has dedicated C$2.2 billion to clean up contaminated mine sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

The eight projects to be addressed with this investment are the historical Faro, United Keno Hill, Mount Nansen, Ketza River and Clinton Creek mines in the Yukon; and Giant, Cantung and Great Bear Lake mines in the Northwest Territories.

This new remediation effort, No...



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