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Duck Pond site cleanup


The cleanup process at Teck Resources' Duck Pond mine operation outside Millertown in central Newfoundland is expected to take another couple weeks, according to co-chair of the joint closure committee, Larry Bartlett.

The site reclamation and remediation work follows during September, with focus on getting the site winterized before spring demolition.
Cleanup of the flotation cells, tanks, launders, inside the mill and the basement has been ongoing during the succession of employees signing their severance packages since June 30, said Bartlett.  
More information sessions will be advertised in September for those interested in the remedial process itself.
Before closure, the provincial department of Advanced Skills and Education came onsite and made a presentation regarding employment services available, offering a skills assessment inventory to help with potential training requirements and tailor services to help match impacted workers with other positions in the province.
At peak, 285 were employed, mainly from the central Newfoundland area.
Although the cell ore has been exhausted at Buchans, employees are aware of how Tech is a large diversified company with numerous projects and operations, but whether they would want to apply is uncertain for valid reasons.
Minister of Mines and Natural Resources, Derek Dalley, said in a press statement there continues to be considerable mineral exploration activity in central Newfoundland that may lead to the possibility of new mines in the area."

The site reclamation and remediation work follows during September, with focus on getting the site winterized before spring demolition.
Cleanup of the flotation cells, tanks, launders, inside the mill and the basement has been ongoing during the succession of employees signing their severance packages since June 30, said Bartlett.  
More information sessions will be advertised in September for those interested in the remedial process itself.
Before closure, the provincial department of Advanced Skills and Education came onsite and made a presentation regarding employment services available, offering a skills assessment inventory to help with potential training requirements and tailor services to help match impacted workers with other positions in the province.
At peak, 285 were employed, mainly from the central Newfoundland area.
Although the cell ore has been exhausted at Buchans, employees are aware of how Tech is a large diversified company with numerous projects and operations, but whether they would want to apply is uncertain for valid reasons.
Minister of Mines and Natural Resources, Derek Dalley, said in a press statement there continues to be considerable mineral exploration activity in central Newfoundland that may lead to the possibility of new mines in the area."

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