The Giant Mine Remediation Project addresses the long-term containment and management of the arsenic trioxide waste, the demolition and removal of all buildings on the surface, and the remediation of all surface areas including the tailings ponds at the former Giant Mine site in Yellowknife. It also includes water management and treatment options.
The main objectives of the Giant Mine Remediation project are to:
- minimize public and worker health and safety risks
- minimize the release of contaminants from the site to the surrounding environment
- remediate the site the site in a manner that instills public confidence
- implement an approach that is cost-effective and robust over the long term
Remediation of the Giant Mine site is the responsibility of the Government of Canada.