Teams to inspect abandoned Nunavut diamond mine this week – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 2015392 Views

June 08, 2015

AANDC and NIRB staff head to Jericho to take stock of tailings and tank farms

The mothballed Jericho diamond mine is still under “care and maintenance” from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, but monitoring officers from the Nunavut Impact Review Board still have to make periodic visits to ensure the site is safe for people, animals and the land around it.

So they’re doing that next week.

The NIRB’s executive director, Ryan Barry, said Heather Rasmussen, a NIRB technical advisor, will accompany officials from AANDC and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association on a day-long tour of the site this week, about 240 kilometres southeast of Kugluktuk.

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