Elk Valley Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) Open House--Oct 27, 2015

The public is invited to the first annual Elk Valley EMC open house on October 27 in Fernie to learn more about the water quality monitoring and management work being undertaken in the Elk Valley under Teck’s Environmental Management Act  permit and the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan. The open house is an opportunity to ask questions of EMC members and Teck about water quality and mining in the region, and the work the EMC has conducted over the past year.

Where: Park Place Lodge 742 Highway #3 Fernie, B.C.

When: October 27, 2015 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A general open house will run from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation at 6:30 p.m., then a question and answer and open discussion session. Refreshments will be provided.

 

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The Elk Valley Environmental Monitoring Committee is hosting its first annual public meeting as required under Permit #107517 issued to Teck Coal Limited. 

The Elk Valley Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) was created as a requirement of the Environmental Management Act permit for Teck’s the coal operations in the Elk Valley. It is an independent body with representation from the Government of B.C., Ktunaxa Nation Council, Teck, and a third-party scientific expert, which provides technical and traditional knowledge input and advice on environmental monitoring in the Elk Valley.

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