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Working Together on Environmental Monitoring in the Elk Valley

April 27, 2016

Working Together on Environmental Monitoring in the Elk Valley

Teck is engaging with numerous COIs as part of our efforts to address water quality constituents released by mining activities throughout the Elk River watershed, where five of our steelmaking coal operations are located. 

Under the regional waste water discharge permit issued by the B.C. Ministry of Environment, we participate in an Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC), a forum to share technical information and traditional knowledge related to the monitoring, adaptive management and reporting activities of the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan.

In addition to Teck, the EMC includes representatives of the B.C. government, First Nations and an independent scientist. 

The inaugural EMC meeting was held in March 2015. Over the course of the year, the committee reviewed 19 water quality reports and study outlines and held a public meeting to discuss its work and issued the first of their annual reports. The 2015 EMC Public Report is available online

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