Faro Mine: Monthly Archives - January 2008
Governments begin their formal assessment of closure options
January 25, 2008
The Faro Mine Closure project team has been working with governments and communities for the past several months to develop a way to evaluate the closure options for the Faro Mine Complex.
That assessment process is now underway and is designed show how each updated closure option meets the overall project objectives that were set in 2004 by the project Oversight Committee.
Updated information on the Faro Mine Closure (FMC) project, with new visuals and descriptions for each closure option, as well as a new simplified PowerPoint presentation on arriving at a closure plan were presented at community open houses and meetings on January 23 and 24, 2008.
There are now five closure options for the Faro Mine Complex: three options for the Faro Mine Area (which combines the Faro Pit and Waste Rock with the Tailings Area) and two options for the Vangorda/Grum Area. The options were reviewed and refined from a larger list of alternatives earlier this year using input from communities, technical advisors, and an independent expert panel.
Interested in reviewing the updated closure options in detail?
Information is available from:
- the FMC community coordinatorâ€™s office in Pelly Crossing;
- the FMC community coordinatorâ€™s office in Ross River;
- the Town of Faro office;
- our web site at www.faromine.ca; and
- the Faro Mine Closure UPDATE newsletter (the next issue comes out in February).
The assessment process will include community workshops in Ross River February 12-15, 2008 and in Pelly Crossing in early March. A Yukon and federal government officialsâ€™ workshop will be held in Whitehorse in late February. The results from the assessment workshops will assist each government in selecting their preferred closure options.
The members of the Oversight Committee will be working over the coming months to come to an agreement on which of the five closure options best meet the overall project objectives.
The Oversight Committee will then recommend a closure plan that combines those selected options to the federal government for initial funding approval, before it can be submitted into the Yukon regulatory process.