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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

Vezza (Mine)
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - Port Site Sedimentation Pond
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - Sedimentation Pond A Discharge
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - Sedimentation Pond B Discharge
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - South of Ovoid Final Discharge Point
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - South Sedimentation Pond
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - Treated Effluent Final Discharge Point

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameVezza (Mine)
Operator NameNorth American Palladium Ltd. / Maudore Minerals Ltd. - Mines Aurbec Inc.
Product(s)Gold
AddressKm 197, Road 109 North, Matagami, Quebec J0Y 2A0
Effluent Discharge PointPolishing Pond
Vezza (Mine) - Polishing Pond
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of March 22, 2013 , the ownership of Vezza Mine was transferred from North American Palladium Ltd. to Maudore Minerals Ltd. - Mines Aurbec 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 0.01320.01870.00800.00540.00560.00460.00430.00300.00970.00070.0016ND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00980.00350.00240.00180.00120.01250.01380.00240.00460.00450.0051ND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR0.0025ND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00350.00320.00020.00020.01680.00150.00280.00040.00090.00070.0008ND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.03030.03290.03200.02760.02600.02600.03840.03160.02730.00850.0067ND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.03300.03700.04950.12160.05630.04730.03920.08430.05990.22700.2323ND
TSS (mg/L)15 37.8036.3315.7516.549.083.633.544.174.463.304.50ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0100NMRNMR0.0080NMRNMRNMRNMR0.0120NMR0.0010ND
pH low ≥6.07.26.97.07.27.37.87.17.17.07.67.6ND
pH high ≤9.58.08.07.57.57.98.18.28.18.18.28.1ND
Flow (m3/month) ____6257006 11711 43710 9468 0178 1807 08426 6001 4122 036ND
Rainbow Trout Pass2-242-34511ND
Acute Lethality Test Fail2421242-----
Daphnia magnaPass33334144511ND
Monitoring TestFail11-2-31-----
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameVoisey's Bay Mine – Mill
Operator NameVale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge PointPort Site Sedimentation Pond
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - Port Site Sedimentation Pond
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 NDNDNDNDND0.0005NDNDNDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDND0.0040NDNDNDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNMRNDNDNDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDND0.0003NDNDNDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.1500NDNDNDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.0025NDNDNDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDND1.20NDNDNDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDND0.0050NDNDNDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDND7.0NDNDNDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDND7.0NDNDNDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDND3 000NDNDNDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDND1NDNDNDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDND1NDNDNDNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameVoisey's Bay Mine – Mill
Operator NameVale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge PointSedimentation Pond A Discharge
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - Sedimentation Pond A 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 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 NameVoisey's Bay Mine – Mill
Operator NameVale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge PointSedimentation Pond B
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - Sedimentation Pond B
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 NameVoisey's Bay Mine – Mill
Operator NameVale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge PointSouth of Ovoid Final Discharge Point
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - South of Ovoid Final Discharge 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 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 NameVoisey's Bay Mine – Mill
Operator NameVale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge PointSouth Sedimendation Pond
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - South Sedimentation Pond
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 NameVoisey's Bay Mine – Mill
Operator NameVale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge PointTreated Effluent Final Discharge Point
Voisey's Bay Mine – Mill - Treated Effluent Final Discharge Point
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No Daphnia magna monitoring results were provided for the month of October.

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 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00100.00150.00220.00130.00140.00400.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.0010
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00040.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.0003
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.01970.01610.02480.02160.03540.03400.01650.04170.09010.04700.04790.0531
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00280.00460.00440.00250.00480.01480.00460.00430.00250.00250.00250.0025
TSS (mg/L)15 3.114.754.014.866.884.574.893.704.091.001.181.34
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.00950.01630.00500.00500.00500.00500.00620.00790.00500.00500.00500.0050
pH low ≥6.08.88.57.07.18.78.78.98.88.58.68.58.6
pH high ≤9.59.18.89.49.08.88.99.08.98.88.68.68.8
Flow (m3/month) ____480 721437 962421 133467 706513 106441 034424 369434 879149 2361 334380 554360 943
Rainbow Trout Pass111311111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail--1---------
Daphnia magnaPass1-12-1-11-11
Monitoring TestFail-1-11-1-----

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