Dams, storage ponds, used to hold contaminated water after Yukon mine landslide

The Canadian Press  26/06/2024 20:06 Contaminated water that overflowed in a landslide and equipment failure at a Yukon gold mine is being pumped into storage ponds, while the investigation continues into what went wrong, the territory’s Department of Energy, Mines and Resources said. Minister John Streicker said in a statement Wednesday that current information suggested the failure at the heap-leach facility at the Victoria Gold Eagle Mine on Monday had not affected drinking water for the Village of Mayo, about 80 kilometres south of the mine. The slide pushed contaminated water outside its containment area and over an embankment, the department said. Heap leaching uses chemicals to percolate through crushed ore, allowing it to extract gold, and the company’s website says the Eagle Mine uses a cyanide solution in the…

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