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Appendix E: Effluent Quality Data for Mines in 2013 (Part 2)

Summary Review of Performance of Metal Mines
Subject to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations

Tanco Mine
Thompson Complex - Misery Weir
Thompson Complex - Station B
Timmins West Complex
Tio (Mine) - E-Lac 166
Tio (Mine) - Lake 211.4
Tio (Mine) - Grondin Effluent
Tio (Mine) - Resurgence Leo
Tio (Mine) - Switch South
Totten Mine
Trout Lake Mine

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameTanco Mine
Operator NameTantalum Mining Corporation of Canada Ltd.
Product(s)Tantalum-Lithium-Cesium-Rubidium
AddressP.O. Box 2000, Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba R0E 1A0
Effluent Discharge PointWest Discharge (Compliance Point)
Tanco Mine - West Discharge (Compliance Point)
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 NMR0.0056NMRNMR0.0049NMR0.0131NMRNMR0.0078NMRNMR
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NMR0.0024NMRNMR0.0010NMR0.0006NMRNMR0.0007NMRNMR
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NMR0.0003NMRNMR0.0001NMR0.0002NMRNMR0.0001NMRNMR
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NMR0.0051NMRNMR0.0025NMR0.0024NMRNMR0.0012NMRNMR
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NMR0.0043NMRNMR0.0022NMR0.0047NMRNMR0.0027NMRNMR
TSS (mg/L)15 3.544.688.955.706.1011.3010.02NMRNMR9.167.503.68
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMR0.0090NMRNMR0.0060NMR0.0140NMRNMR0.0025NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.06.96.66.56.76.68.07.37.67.97.47.67.1
pH high ≤9.57.77.57.97.77.69.08.18.38.47.98.07.6
Flow (m3/month) ____79,86886,254117,444116,783269,285176,755144,088177,227168,503210,416168,173118,901
Rainbow Trout PassNMR1NMRNMR-2111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail----1-------
Daphnia magnaPassNMR1NMRNMR12111111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameThompson Complex
Operator NameVale Canada Ltd.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper
AddressP.O. Box 5000, Thompson, Manitoba R8N 1P3
Effluent Discharge PointMisery Weir
Thompson Complex - Misery Weir
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00880.00910.00950.00940.00680.00670.00980.00680.00690.00570.00500.0059
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.01000.00500.00500.00600.00630.00500.00500.00880.01000.00800.00880.0125
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0010NMR0.0010NMR0.00100.0010NMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.0150
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.35550.37800.32300.28520.17400.15200.17200.20500.18250.21200.26000.2800
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.0288
TSS (mg/L)15 3.204.405.802.882.855.204.206.9010.103.001.901.35
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMR0.0025NMRNMR0.0050NMR0.0050NMR0.00500.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.08.38.58.88.88.88.58.48.37.87.47.97.8
pH high ≤9.58.48.98.99.09.08.88.68.57.98.28.18.3
Flow (m3/month) ____1,720,6782,383,6892,254,7461,955,2383,030,6383,261,2882,798,0662,330,2081,542,7432,630,7842,044,1931,685,819
Rainbow Trout PassNMR1NMRNMR1NMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNMR1NMRNMR1NMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameThompson Complex
Operator NameVale Canada Ltd.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper
AddressP.O. Box 5000, Thompson, Manitoba R8N 1P3
Effluent Discharge PointStation B
Thompson Complex - Station B
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No toxicity test results were provided for January, March, April, June, August, September, November and December. In order to reduce frequency of testing for acute lethality, 12 consecutive monthly tests must be conducted successfully.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00450.00450.00410.00470.02360.01120.01220.01200.01120.00640.00510.0046
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.02500.00850.01750.01500.02000.01300.01900.02000.02000.01400.01000.0175
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0010NMR0.0010NMR0.00100.0010NMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.01500.0150
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.06950.07440.08150.07160.09000.07600.06400.08750.05500.12200.08250.0750
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.01200.00500.00680.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.0075
TSS (mg/L)15 6.003.203.304.3212.3010.5610.685.353.9510.563.101.35
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMR0.0025NMRNMR0.0050NMR0.0050NMR0.00500.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.37.37.37.37.37.47.57.27.47.47.47.3
pH high ≤9.57.57.67.57.47.87.77.87.57.77.77.77.7
Flow (m3/month) ____950,848501,984696,384969,4021,647,2161,327,1041,135,642642,816609,1201,467,7631,632,9601,687,392
Rainbow Trout Pass-1--1-1--1--
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass-1--1-1--1--
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameTimmins West Complex
Operator NameLake Shore Gold Corporation
Product(s)Gold
Address8215 Highway 101 West, Timmins, Ontario P4N 7H9
Effluent Discharge PointTR-1
Timmins West Complex - TR-1
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00810.00940.00900.00820.00890.01080.11190.01430.01170.01280.01200.0107
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00360.00300.00360.00330.00330.00590.00280.00300.00620.00530.00540.0047
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00030.00060.00050.00140.00050.00040.00050.00030.00050.00050.00050.0006
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00660.00550.00590.00550.00570.00640.00530.00800.00550.00580.00660.0047
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.02020.00830.01280.01200.01280.01780.01900.01600.02370.02430.02350.0246
TSS (mg/L)15 1.401.251.502.003.005.503.002.752.751.701.900.80
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMR0.0025NMR0.0025NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.06.97.47.17.17.26.86.66.96.76.76.76.3
pH high ≤9.57.67.87.57.27.47.17.67.26.97.16.97.4
Flow (m3/month) ____24,77716,34723,18626,97132,62929,12726,58528,03428,50129,27027,74625,278
Rainbow Trout Pass111111111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass111111111111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameTio (Mine)
Operator NameQIT-Fer et Titane Inc.
Product(s)Iron-Titanium
Address951 De l'Escale Boulevard, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec G0G 1P0
Effluent Discharge PointE-Lac 166
Tio (Mine) - E-Lac 166
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 NDND0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00360.00050.00050.0005ND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDND0.00300.00300.00380.00260.00240.00090.00350.00320.0030ND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDND0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00060.00050.00050.00050.0005ND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDND0.36050.26900.30950.42050.34400.36030.36900.37460.3970ND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDND0.02650.03020.07700.06350.03520.03950.04500.04500.0510ND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDND1.000.600.630.502.600.631.380.500.50ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDND0.0010NMR0.0020NMRNMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0010ND
pH low ≥6.0NDND6.66.16.66.56.66.76.76.86.8ND
pH high ≤9.5NDND7.06.86.97.06.86.96.97.26.9ND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDND13,41112,39426,4498,3002,8084,32821,6029,94622,664ND
Rainbow Trout PassNDND111111111ND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDND111111111ND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameTio (Mine)
Operator NameQIT-Fer et Titane Inc.
Product(s)Iron-Titanium
Address951 De l'Escale Boulevard, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec G0G 1P0
Effluent Discharge PointLake 211.4
Tio (Mine) - Lake 211.4
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 NDNDND0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00390.00050.00050.0005ND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDND0.00830.01280.01780.02380.02250.02530.02060.0230ND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDND0.00050.00080.00050.00080.00050.00050.00050.0005ND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDND0.11350.16380.27530.30760.27130.29000.27040.2948ND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDND0.02750.15650.08150.09840.08830.08780.07620.0768ND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDND2.504.7510.5016.6012.7515.007.406.75ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0020NMRNMR0.0020ND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDND6.36.66.36.76.66.66.76.8ND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDND6.66.76.96.76.86.77.06.9ND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDND30,85158,51431,0918,87417,72041,99617,94828,165ND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDND11111111ND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDND11111111ND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameTio (Mine)
Operator NameQIT-Fer et Titane Inc.
Product(s)Iron-Titanium
Address951 De l'Escale Boulevard, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec G0G 1P0
Effluent Discharge PointGrondin Effluent
Tio (Mine) - Grondin Effluent
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameTio (Mine)
Operator NameQIT-Fer et Titane Inc.
Product(s)Iron-Titanium
Address951 De l'Escale Boulevard, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec G0G 1P0
Effluent Discharge PointResurgence Leo
Tio (Mine) - Resurgence Leo
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00050.00050.0050.00050.00050.00050.00110.00410.00050.00050.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.02080.03130.02680.01560.00950.00750.01000.00800.00630.00720.00780.0132
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00130.00060.00050.00050.00060.00050.0005
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.47840.42180.44650.37740.44630.41830.41300.41650.44350.43840.48330.4806
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.04760.04100.05830.05140.07530.05330.04300.05600.05730.05440.05600.0574
TSS (mg/L)15 0.700.500.880.501.750.632.301.250.750.500.630.70
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0010NMR
pH low ≥6.06.97.06.76.77.06.96.76.96.96.97.07.0
pH high ≤9.57.07.17.17.17.07.07.17.27.17.07.17.1
Flow (m3/month) ____7,7679,39380,397125,937332,735278,56890,234100,637124,587162,222123,68939,870
Rainbow Trout Pass111111111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass111111111111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameTio (Mine)
Operator NameQIT-Fer et Titane Inc.
Product(s)Iron-Titanium
Address951 De l'Escale Boulevard, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec G0G 1P0
Effluent Discharge PointSwitch South
Tio (Mine) - Switch South
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00060.00360.00050.00050.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.06980.02680.03730.05400.04450.05230.02420.03380.07780.04920.03630.0248
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00060.00050.00050.00050.00090.0005
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.15800.12000.11180.13560.20080.31100.19220.24150.25050.23340.21930.1630
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.01830.01400.02180.02780.05080.06330.02960.03850.05000.04640.04600.0452
TSS (mg/L)15 2.253.505.505.407.755.252.402.754.758.605.504.60
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0010NMR
pH low ≥6.06.97.17.06.96.67.17.07.16.86.97.07.0
pH high ≤9.57.37.27.17.17.17.17.37.37.17.17.27.1
Flow (m3/month) ____24620210,28615,69619,1216,75924668,2687,42712,03319,0492,174
Rainbow Trout Pass111111111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass111111111111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameTotten Mine
Operator NameVale Canada Ltd.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper and Precious Metals
Address6 C. Johnson Road, Worthington, Ontario P0M 3H0
Effluent Discharge PointTotten Discharge
Totten Mine - Totten Discharge
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00220.00100.00100.00100.00100.0010
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00180.00530.00830.00500.00440.00480.00220.00250.00340.00280.00580.0050
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.03440.04030.03100.03100.03100.03100.03100.03100.02530.00800.00800.0080
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.02800.02630.01730.00900.00900.00900.00900.01250.00790.01120.01530.0216
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00680.00880.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00500.00440.00250.00250.0025
TSS (mg/L)15 2.063.202.204.603.322.651.802.102.302.965.253.40
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0250NMRNMR0.0025NMRNMR0.0090NMRNMR0.0150NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.07.06.57.17.58.47.87.37.37.57.47.0
pH high ≤9.57.37.38.07.38.28.78.27.98.07.97.77.4
Flow (m3/month) ____66,93067,116120,900112,848168,26860,42026,78438,59586,64050,80926,25052,173
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail---- -------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameTrout Lake Mine
Operator NameHudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. - Hudbay Minerals Inc.
Product(s)Copper-Zinc-Gold-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 1500, Flin Flon, Manitoba R8A 1N9
Effluent Discharge PointTrout Lake Surface Sump Discharge
Trout Lake Mine - Trout Lake Surface Sump Discharge
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of 2012, the company name changed from Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. to Hudbay Minerals Inc.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50% Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.00350.00400.00450.0060NDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDND0.01450.01320.01580.0190NDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNMRNMRNMRNMRNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDND0.01000.01000.01000.0100NDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.00530.00720.00900.0080NDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.09650.09960.13500.1320NDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDND5.653.002.311.70NDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDND0.20000.13800.17250.2000NDNDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDND7.87.07.37.1NDNDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDND7.98.07.77.1NDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDND12,10027,80029,7004,700NDNDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDND1NMR1NMRNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDND1NMR1NMRNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
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