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Jericho Mine Site Stabilization Project (148350)
Proposal Status: Closed w/o Conformity Determination
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Mr. Michael
Company: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Start Date: 2017-01-01
End Date: 2019-01-01
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
(asppendices refer to that of the NIRB application which is attached) Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has secured funds under the Government of Canada’s 2016 Federal Infrastructure Initiative to conduct site stabilization activities at the abandoned Jericho Mine. The Site is located approximately 260 km southeast of Kugluktuk, NU and 30 km north of the Lupin Mine in the Contwoyto-Itchen Region. The site is accessible by air and the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road. The winter road was opened to the Jericho Mine during the Tahera operation and construction years and will have to be built again to facilitate the proposed site stabilization work. The Jericho Mine is located partially on Crown land and partially on Inuit Owned Land (IOL). The Jericho Mine was opened in 2006 by Tahera Diamond Corporation (Tahera) who went through bankruptcy proceedings in 2008. Shear Diamonds Corp. (Shear) took over the Jericho Mine in 2010 and operated it under care and maintenance until September 2012 when Shear suspended operations. INAC has been undertaking basic environmental protection of the Jericho Mine since spring 2013, and assumed control of the Jericho Mine in January 2014. The original mine plan was to construct a project with an eight-year life and extract the Kimberlite ore by using an open pit and underground mining methods. The mine work did not advance beyond the open pit extraction. A detailed Environment Site Assessment (ESA) report was prepared by Tetra Tech/EBA (EBA) in December 2014 (see Appendix 8). The report presented the results and finding of their August 2014 on-site investigation work, planned following a gap analysis in support of developing of a remedial action plan for the project site. Contaminated soil, water, hazardous and non-hazardous material and infrastructure, and geotechnical information all form part of the ESA document. In consideration to the overall remediation objectives for the Jericho Mine site, the timelines to complete the proposed work and the amount of funding available to the project through the Government of Canada’s 2016 Federal Infrastructure Initiative, a Site Stabilization Plan has been developed. Such activities are necessary to: • restore the site to an environmentally safe condition; • prevent environmental migration of contaminants into the surrounding ecosystem • stabilize the site to prevent water accumulation The main tasks of the Site Stabilization Plan are: • Re-establish the natural drainage flow by re-aligning the current diversion (called the C1 diversion) that flows into Carat Lake into the pit • breaching the West Dam and Divider Dyke A to allow surface water flow out of the Processed Kimberlite Containment Area (PKCA) • covering the PKCA • grading pads and borrow areas • excavation and treatment or disposal of contaminated soil • building demolition • landfill construction • disposal of non-hazardous material • offsite disposal of hazardous waste The mobilization and demobilization of equipment and materials to the Jericho Mine to support the site stabilization activities will take place through the use of the JV Winter road. Currently a “Right to Use and Occupy Crown Land Permit” (appendix 1) exists for the portion of the JV Winter that extends to the Lupin Mine, which is approximately 40 km by winter road from Jericho. Although a permit exists for this road to Lupin Mine, the current plan for JV Winter Road construction has it only being built to the Ekati Mine. As such, the Jericho Site Stabilization Project would be responsible for the construction of the road from Ekati to Jericho and will be applying for, as part of this project, a Land Use Permit for the Lupin to Jericho section of the road. For your reference, Appendix 10 contains driving maps for the JV Winter Road to the Lupin Mine, and Appendix 11 shows the proposed extension from Lupin to Jericho. Once a contract is awarded for the Jericho Site Stabilization Plan, detailed maps for the Lupin to Jericho section will be developed.
Persons: 50
Days: 180
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
1337 point
1338 point
1339 point
1340 point
1345 point Airport Shed
1346 point Terminal Building - Camp
1347 point Camp Storage Shed
1348 point Main Camp
1349 point Process Plant
1350 point Stockpile Shed
1351 point Truck Shop Shed
1352 point Truck Shop
1353 point Gensets
1354 point Core Shack
1355 point Offices
1356 point Kitchen
1357 point Recreation
1358 point Wastewater Treatment
1359 point Wood Shed
1360 point Genset
1361 point Parts Wing
1362 point Storage/Environment Wing
1363 point Explosive Magazine Storage
1364 point Emulsion Plant
1365 point Hazardous Waste Transfer Area
1366 point f20169267384102-Corners
1367 point f20169267384102-Corners
1368 point f20169267384102-Corners
1369 point f20169267384102-Corners
1370 polyline Existing Permitted JV Winter Road to Lupin Mine
1371 polyline Existing Permitted JV Winter Road to Lupin Mine
1372 polyline Proposed Lupin to Jericho Road Extension
1373 point Borrow Area A
1374 point Former Carat Camp Area
1375 point Core Box Laydown
1376 point Water Intake Jetty
1377 point Waste Rock Pile
1378 point Tank Farm - Phase 2
1379 point Tank Farm - Phase 1
1380 point Low Grade Stockpile
1381 point Airstrip
1382 point f20169265693794-Infrastructure
1383 point Lupin Mine
1384 polyline Proposed Lupin to Jericho Road Extension
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Crown Lands
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
All-Weather Road Access
Site Cleanup/Remediation
Licensing Agencies
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
drum crusher 1 ? crush empty fuel drums
excavators 3 ? site stabilization work
rock trucks 6 ? site stabilization work
bulldozer 2 ? site stabilization work
compactor 1 ? site stabilization work
water pumps 2-3 ? site stabilization work
incinerators 2 ? site stabilization work
gnerators 2 ? site stabilization work
loader 1 ? site stabilization work
aqueous liquid treatment system 5 ? site stabilization work
water trucks 1 ? site stabilization work
trucks 4 ? site stabilization work
atvs ? ? site stabilization work
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 300000 Liters site stabilization work
Gasoline 25 2050 Liters site stabilization work
Propane 16 45 Cubic Meters site stabilization work
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Project will remediate contaminates soils, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste 0 0 Liters site stabilization work
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
10 existing infrastructure carat Lake
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
please see attached Environmental Screeniing Report found in all the individual submissions
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 1500L/day none waste water treatment facility
Greywater 4000l/day none waste water treatment facility
Combustible wastes 2m3 none incinerator
Non-Combustible wastes 42, 919m3 +2,614 items none non-hazardous landfill
Hazardous waste 1,286m3 +2,467 items none see NIRB application as treatment options vary
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) 3,315m3 PHC soil and 64m3 metalimpacted soil none landfarm and as per AMSRP guidelines
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2016-09-12
Originator: Michael
Public Registry ID: 11098
Document Size: 33912.07 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2016-09-12
Originator: Michael
Public Registry ID: 11099
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Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2016-09-12
Originator: Michael
Public Registry ID: 11100
Document Size: 42466.64 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2016-09-14
Originator: Michael
Public Registry ID: 11107
Document Size: 23584.36 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2016-09-12
Originator: Michael
Public Registry ID: 11102
Document Size: 139602.95 Kb
Category: Application related document - Generic Review Letter
Recieved: 2016-09-30
Originator: Jonathan Savoy
Public Registry ID: 11140
Document Size: 244.98 Kb
2016-09-12 12:22:15, from: Michael
 Unfortunately due to the file size limits of uploads to the NPC site, our Phase III Environmental site Assessment has had to be removed from our applications. I think that it's imperative that we have this file for your assessment purposes. It's 140mb and almost impossible to split to the quality of the images.