Environmental Impacts of Mining

Presented by:
Ramsey Hart, Mining Watch Canada

This workshop will focus on the environmental impacts associated with the development and operation of a mine, with a particular emphasis on the impacts on water and aquatic ecosystems. Potential impacts of chromite mining as proposed in the Ring of Fire will also be discussed. The workshop will also look at standard practices to reduce environmental effects and their effectiveness. The existing environmental regulations for mining and the compliance rates of mining companies in Ontario will be reviewed.