Water is necessary for the mining process, and we are committed to being responsible stewards of this critical natural resource to avoid straining supply for local communities.
Comprehensive water quality monitoring programs help ensure we meet all applicable regulatory requirements related to water.
Lucky Friday’s Zero Discharge InitiativeWe have also initiated a discharge reduction strategic planning effort at Lucky Friday, the Zero Discharge Initiative, with a goal of reducing site-wide discharge by 35% in three years. The Zero Discharge Initiative is a goal established to maximize the amount of water recycled on site to meet operational needs, with the ultimate goal of reducing the amount of water diverted, treated and discharged.
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Discharged just over three times more water company-wide than we withdrew from freshwater sources
Recycled 96% of water from the Casa Berardi mine’s tailings pond
Recycled 39% of discharged water