Teck hosted water quality information session

Teck hosted a presentation regarding water quality at their mining operations in the Elk Valley on Dec. 3.

Teck hosted a presentation regarding water quality at their mining operations in the Elk Valley on Dec. 3. The presentation started at 4 p.m. and went until about 8 p.m. at the Causeway Bay Hotel in Sparwood.

“We hosted this public open house in order to share information and answer questions from members of the community about how we manage tailings at our operations to ensure the highest level of safety and environmental performance,” said Nic Milligan, Community and Aboriginal Affairs manager for Teck. “We are committed to regularly hosting opportunities for engagement with the community on topics that are of interest to them.”

The presentation also detailed information regarding Teck’s tailing ponds in the Elk Valley. Since the 2014 breach of the Mount Polley tailing pond, Teck has paid more attention to the care and maintenance of their five tailing ponds at their Elk Valley operations, located at Fording River, Elkview and Greenhills operations.

Teck has outlined strategies they intend to use, including review boards, management programs and regular inspections, on their website Tecksustainability.com.

Currently, there are no further public information sessions planned.