De Beers Group: Snap Lake Receives new 15-year Type A Water License
27 May 2020
De Beers Group is pleased to receive a 15-year Type A Water Licence for Snap Lake Mine from the Mackenzie Valley Land & Water Board (MVLWB). The licence was issued on Thursday, May 21, 2020 and comes into effect on June 14, 2020.
De Beers thanks the MVLWB Board and staff, government and regulatory agencies, and community participants who took part in the public review process. This water licence establishes the conditions De Beers is required to meet during closure of Snap Lake, and supports the company’s goal of returning the site to a functioning ecosystem that is safe for both wildlife and people.
The company is focused on updating the draft Final Closure and Reclamation Plan (FCRP) for Snap Lake, with the goal of submitting it to the MVLWB before mid-September. De Beers looks forward to working with regulators, government and communities during the public review process for the closure and reclamation plan.