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Webinar:        Changing Effluent Regulations in Canada: Helping Mine Sites Reach New Limits

Date / Time:   July 12th, 2018, 1:00pm EST to 1:40pm EST

Speaker:          Sean Miller, M.Sc., Director, Mining Sector

Register below for our complimentary webinar on July 12th, 2018 featuring Changing Effluent Regulations in Canada: Helping Mine Sites Reach New Limits. This webinar is part of Maxxam’s technical education program designed to share knowledge in the area of environmental chemistry with our key clients. 

On June 1, 2018, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released the final version of the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations (MDMER). This is the first extensive update to the MMER since they were conceived in 2002. The updated regulations have new or more restrictive limits for key contaminants of concern to many mining operations in Canada.  These include un-ionized ammonia, arsenic, cyanide, lead, and others. As well, protocols for evaluating the toxicity of effluents being discharged to saline waters have been incorporated into the new regulation.

This session will highlight:

  • What are the impacts of the new regulations on monitoring programs at mine sites?
  • How to achieve the new regulatory standards - The need for laboratory analyses at ultra-trace levels
  • Field sampling challenges to ensure reliable and defensible laboratory data at ultra-trace levels.

The webinar will be an interactive session and a recording will be made available to attendees for future training purposes.

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