Take a tour of Giant Mine

Giant Mine. File Photo.
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The toxic Giant Mine closed nearly twenty years ago, but the clean-up isn’t expected to begin until 2020.

In 2007, the Giant Mine Remediation Project team applied for a Type A Water Licence for its remediation plan in 2007, but due to public concern, the plan was referred to environmental assessment.

In 2013 the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board issued a report with 26 measures for the project team to address in order to re-apply for a water licence.

The project team has revised the plan and expects to re-submit that application to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board sometime in 2019.

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Once the licence is obtained, contractor Parsons will begin the actual remediation in 2020.

The site is currently in a care and maintenance phase until they get that water license to proceed with remediation.

Yellowknife media were invited on a tour of the mine last week to see what that care and maintenance looks like.

Scroll through the gallery above to take a tour around Giant Mine.

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