A short excerpt from the SLR Consulting final report on the Ajax mine application released by the City today (June 13, 2017). The full 70-page report is available online on the City’s website:
“In general, KGHM expended considerable effort in compiling the Environmental Assessment Application and the Technical Supporting Documents for the Project. It is consistent with our experience and expectations for a project of this size and complexity.
“In terms of the confidence or certainty of the Project conclusions, our findings are generally consistent with those of KGHM with respect to aquatic environments and species, acoustics and vibration, water balance, accidents and malfunctions, municipal infrastructure, and some of the socio-economic conclusions.
“Where we have heightened uncertainties and/or low confidence in the Environmental Assessment Application conclusions are found in the technical assessments for air quality, human health, dark sky, water quality, terrestrial environments and species, and some socio-economic conclusions.
“Not all of these uncertainties directly relate to potential impacts with the City of Kamloops boundaries; some relate to amenities used by City of Kamloops residents such as recreational pursuits that would include Jacko Lake or the Stake Lake Observatory.”
(More to come)