Britannia Contaminated Site Investigation, Fan Area Remediation Planning Document, Britannia Mine Site, British Columbia
For Discussion PurposesMicroform - 2002
The fan area is part of the former Britannia Mine on the shore of Howe Sound, British Columbia, a site contaminated by acid rock drainage containing elevated concentrations of metals. This document has been developed to recommend & implement a remediation strategy for the fan area that reduces the risk to human health & the environment. Introductory sections contain background on the remediation project & its objectives, the characteristics of the site, and the history of the mine & the contamination it produced. Section 3 summarizes previous investigations of the mine site's soils, groundwater, surface water, sediments, contaminants, and ecological & health risks. Section 4 reviews contaminant fate & transport in the fan area based on geochemical & groundwater modelling. Section 5 reviews provincial & federal regulations related to the remediation project. Section 6 sets out site-specific remediation objectives. Sections 6 & 7 review various remedial measures that have been considered for the fan area and discusses three preferred remediation options. Finally, a process & schedule for remediation plan implementation is presented.
Publisher: Burnaby, BC : Ministry of Water, Land & Air Protection, 2002
Description: 57 p
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 105-01353