BC TRCR Announces Award Recipients

BC TRCR Announces Award Recipients

Best practices in mine reclamation celebrated at 37th annual awards dinner and Teck took top honours.

Teck Metals Ltd. is the recipient of the 2012 British Columbia Jake McDonald Mine Reclamation Award for outstanding reclamation achievements at the Pinchi Mine, which produced mercury from 1940 to 1944 and from 1968 to 1978.

“We are pleased to recognize Teck Metals Ltd. for its proactive and meaningful engagement with First Nations as well as its diligent and conscientious efforts to plan and implement closure activities,” said Ryan Todd, incoming chair of the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR).

The Crown Contaminated Sites Program of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and AECOM Canada Ltd. were awarded the 2012 Metal Mining Reclamation Award for their work at the Atlin Ruffner Mill and Tailings site. The Ruffner area was first developed in 1899, and mining continued intermittently until 1981.