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Federal government takes control of abandoned zinc mine in Yukon – Journal Of Commerce

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201834 Views

May 15, 2018

WHITEHORSE – The Federal government has taken control of cleaning up a lead and zinc mine in the Yukon, 20 years after the former operators declared bankruptcy and abandoned the site.

Yukon’s abandoned mines director, Stephen Mead, says Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada officially took the Faro Mine over earlier this month.

He says Parsons Corp., the company that has been managing the site, has a contract to continue its work until April 2020.
Mead says a two-year, $100-million construction project will begin this summer to better manage water in the area, collecting and treating contaminated water and diverting away clean water.

The mine operated on the 25-square-kilometre site in south-central Yukon for nearly 30 years before Anvil Range Mining Corp. went bankrupt and walked away from the site in 1998.

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