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Canadian mining companies support comprehensive engagement with communities of interest throughout the mining life cycle. Managing mine closure is an integral part of the commitments made under the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Guiding Principles. In Canada, mining companies are required to plan for closure before entering into production. In 2008, the MAC Board of Directors adopted a TSM framework on mine closure, which articulates our members’ commitments to responsible mine closure. The framework includes eight elements, which go beyond legal compliance.

Eldorado / Olympias Site

Not long ago, this was once part of a mine. Today, it’s a vibrant ecosystem. Eldorado Gold is undertaking one of the largest reclamation projects in …

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Syncrude Reclamation / Lynne Barlow

Not long ago, this was once a mine. Today, we’re restoring the land with many other valuable things. In 2008, Syncrude launched an ambitious project: …

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Syncrude’s Bison Herd Thriving on reclaimed oil sands land

A first-time visitor to Syncrude’s oil sands operations in northern Alberta might be surprised to see a herd of wood bison grazing on grasses on …

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R&D Plays a Key Role in Responsible Operations for Syncrude

Syncrude Canada Ltd. leverages innovation to drive its success as an oil sands mining operator. This includes the company’s Base Mine Lake (BML). Through the …

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