Environmental

 

We are up front and global…

Worldwide, mining projects are increasingly evaluated by developers, governments and the public to determine the overall cost-benefit of specific projects.

Enter Golder, which applies environmental expertise and experience primarily to mining projects.  Whether or not codified in law and regulations, environmental impact analysis has become a central part of this process.  Today, “local” must be integrated with a global understanding and awareness of mine planning, economics and expected fuel costs in varying scenarios.

We have the right tools…

Golder applies Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to mine management and operations.  GIS is a versatile tool that integrates spatial and numeric data. It provides all the attributes of a specific piece of property, e.g., land owner, lease holder, county, township/city, previous uses, topography, roads, civil features, threatened and endangered species, watershed features and collected data (e.g., soil and water quality).  By overlaying these data layers, relationships can be determined and patterns clearly recognized. 

We get to “yes”…

Mine development and operation, particularly in the United States, requires acquisition of many permits, e.g., mining, water rights, waste water discharge and wetlands/waters.  Golder offers all the necessary components to environmental evaluation and permitting from pre-mining fatal flaw analysis to site closeout and cleanup, as listed below:

  • Fatal flaw analysis
  • Permitting strategy development
  • Baseline studies
  • GIS Services - Baseline Data Management, Compliance Monitoring, Site Assessment, Remediation Planning, Land Owner Tract Information
  • Permit acquisition compliance audits
  • Reclamation planning
  • Bond release
  • AMD remediation
  • Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments
  • Site closeout and cleanup