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Title: History and future op mine reclamation in British Columbia
Other Titles: History and future of mine reclamation in British Columbia
Author: Errington, John
Issue Date: 1992
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2009-10-27
Series/Report no. British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium 1992
Abstract: In British Columbia, environmental protection and reclamation is a major component of all mineral exploration and mine development activity. Since 1969 mining companies have been required by law to reclaim all lands disturbed by mining. B.C. was one of the first jurisdictions in Canada to enact mine reclamation legislation, and the first to extend this policy to exploration sites. Mining companies are also required to obtain a reclamation permit and place a security deposit with the Province. These deposits are held until reclamation is completed. The duties of the Reclamation Section include: review and issue mine reclamation permits; inspection of reclamation at mines; administration of reclamation security deposits on behalf of the provincial government; and participation in selected committees and activities to enhance mine reclamation in the province, including the Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation, the British Columbia Acid Mine Drainage Task Force, and the national Mine Environment Neutral Drainage committee.
Affiliation: Applied Science, Faculty of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/14193
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Other

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