Teck Assets Ltd. says it has been ordered by Surroundings and Local weather Change Canada to enhance the standard of water affected by two of its coal mining operations in B.C.’s Elk Valley.
The corporate mentioned in a press release the course to Teck Coal Ltd. from the federal authorities is beneath the Fisheries Act and does not resolve potential prices it had beforehand been notified about.
Teck mentioned discussions with respect to the costs proceed.
The assertion mentioned the measures to enhance water high quality and stop calcite deposits from the Fording River and Greenhills coal websites complement the plan Teck is already implementing within the valley.
It says the federal government course would require spending of $350 million to $400 million over 10 years, which is past its water high quality plan.
The assertion says two amenities which might be beneath building needs to be working by the top of this yr or early 2021, giving therapy capability of 47.5 million litres of water per day, in contrast with the present each day output of seven.5 million litres.
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Teck’s Fording River and Greenhills operations are close to Elkford in southeastern B.C. They’re two of 4 Teck steel-making coal operations within the Elk Valley.