Environment

Integrating the environmental and human components of sustainable development in mining is important for TSMC. During the construction phase, we have established a series of procedures for monitoring and contingency plans to address risk of pollution.

The company has already prepared environmental protection plan for both the construction and operation phases of the Project.

Responsible practices and procedures ensure that all aspects of Tata Steel’s business is conducted with the utmost respect for the environment.

TSMC is proud to be participating in the following programs:

1. Ungava Caribou Research Program…More

Caribou plays a central role in the ecology of Northern Quebec and Labrador where it is at the heart of the culture and the economy. The limited knowledge of caribou population dynamics and of the impacts of industrial activities makes the management of these populations problematic.

TSMC is a partner of the Ungava Research Project, a program focusing on the ecology and population dynamics of migratory caribou of the Quebec-Labrador peninsula in a context of climate change.

This research program was launched in 2009 and is supervised by researchers of Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke and the Ministère des Resources Naturelles et de la Faune du Québec. TSMC is confident that further research will lead to conclusions and recommendations that will benefit users of the resource but also the various companies operating in northern Quebec and Labrador.

To know more about the Ungava Research Program, visit their website: http://www.caribou-ungava.ulaval.ca/en/accueil/

2. Howse Restoration Plan…More

In order to improve the effectiveness of its reclamation plan after the closure of the Howse Property Project, TSMC is financing a research program through the University of Laval to investigate the optimal vegetative species to be prescribed. It is planned that monitoring of experiments in greenhouse will be starting in the Fall of 2014 and that experiments will be conducted on-site in the Summer of 2015.

3. Real-time Water Monitoring…More

TSMC is part of the Real-time Water Quality Monitoring Network in Newfoundland & Labrador. This program involves the Provincial and Federal Government as well as Industry partnerships. TSMC currently has 2 stations in place around its operating site: one is located on Goodream Creek and the other one on Elross Creek. 

With this program, it is possible to obtain a continuous record of water quality information at the station locations and thus, allow government and industry to address water quality events on a proactive basis through mitigative interventions. The up-to-date water quality information is available to the public through the Department of Environment and Conservation webpage: http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/waterres/rti/stations.html