Western Copper and Gold Corporation (WCG) recently released guidance on environmental and socio-economic effects statement submission and infrastructure update.
The news comes as the company continues to make substantial strides toward becoming a major copper and gold producer in the Yukon Territory.
WCG has been building the Casino Mine since 2013, working to develop it into a major asset in Canada’s resource industry.
The guidance released highlights the importance of environmental monitoring and assessment in order to ensure that Casino Mine construction has a minimal impact on the environment. WCG has implemented a system of environmental infrastructure monitoring and assessment.
The company’s environmental program includes detailed hydrological surveys in order to assess the impact of the mine’s operations on the local environment, as well as perform baseline and post-closure monitoring of water quality.
WCG has also been engaging local stakeholders throughout the project, gathering information about community concerns and carrying out consultation to address those issues.
In addition, WCG has identified the potential for socio-economic effects from Casino Mine and has submitted a socio-economic effects statement to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board for review.
Finally, the company has also released an updated road infrastructure plan to enhance the safety of access to the Casino site.
The safety, economic, and socio-environmental goals of WCG demonstrate the importance of leadership and commitment to creating groundbreaking projects in the mining industry. The commitment of the company towards environmental monitoring, stakeholder consultation, and infrastructure updates attest to WCG’s commitment to sustainability.
In the long term, this will provide the residents of the Yukon Territory with a safe and prosperous environment, as well as a secure economy.