Ecological Risk Assessment/Ecotoxicology

Limited Ecological Risk Assessment for Post-Closure Pit Lake at the New Afton Mine

New Gold Inc

Borealis developed a limited ecological risk assessment (ERA) for the post-closure pit lake at the New Afton Mine near Kamloops, BC. The focus of the assessment pertained specifically to potential ecological risks of surface water to avian and mammalian receptors; data for the assessment were based on water quality modelling predictions of chemical parameters in the Historic Afton Open Pit, under post-closure scenarios.