At Fireweed Zinc we are committed to carrying out our work programs to high standards of environmental stewardship. We aim to prevent or mitigate as much as reasonably possible, the impacts of our operations on the environment through effective and scientifically sound operating practices while at all time complying with applicable environmental legislation.
Environmental baseline studies by Hudbay Minerals toward eventual development of a mining operation began at the Tom site in 2000 and were expanded in 2008. These include 12 surface water monitoring stations in the local streams, 3 ground water monitoring wells and a weather station. The project site has a Class 3 Mining Land Use Permit and a Type B Water Licence. Much of the historic surface disturbances from previous work have been reclaimed. Fireweed Zinc assumed these environmental functions and costs when it fully acquired the project in 2018.
Tom site water monitoring station