There will be two phases in the remediation plan: a construction phase, when the Faro Mine Site is being remediated and a long-term operations and monitoring phase when the water treatment plant is being operated and the site is being monitored.
An approach called stabilize in place will be used for the remediation of the Faro Mine Site. This means keeping the tailings and wastes in the same location and ensuring that they are stable to protect people and the environment.
There will be two phases, in the remediation plan:
There are five overall objectives for the remediation of the Faro Mine Site:
Protecting human health and safety
Protecting and, to the extent practicable, restoring the environment including land, air, water, fish, and wildlife
Returning the mine site to an acceptable state of use that reflects pre-mining land use where practicable
Maximizing local and Yukon socio-economic benefits
Managing long-term site risk in a cost-effective manner
Is water that has come into contact with tailings, waste rock, or other areas of that site that can cause contamination and make it unsafe.
is water that has not had any contact with these areas and that is safe.
Sediment is the loose sand, clay or other soil particles that can be taken up in water when it flows through the site.
It is located in south-central Yukon, near the town of Faro, on the traditional territory of the Kaska Nations, and upstream from Selkirk First Nation.
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