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

Note to the Reader

The tables in Appendix E show summarized monthly data for each final discharge point for each mine which was subject to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER) in 2013. Identifying information includes:

There is one page per final discharge point showing the monthly mean data reported by the mine owner or operator to Environment Canada as per section 22 of the Regulations. The tables are sorted in alphabetical order based on mine/mill name.

Each row in the tables represents a parameter for which testing is required under the MMER and the numbers shown in the table are the averages of all of the reported data for each month, for each parameter. The limits for each parameter are also shown, in the second data column in the table. Parameters which exceeded the regulatory limits are highlighted in the tables for ease of identification.

Results of testing for acute lethality in rainbow trout (as per section 14 of the Regulations) and for Daphnia Magna monitoring (section 17 of the Regulations) are shown in the 4 rows near the bottom of the tables. A “pass” for the rainbow trout acute lethality test and the Daphnia magna monitoring test indicates that the percentage of mortality was less than or equal to 50%. A “Fail” indicates that the percentage of mortality was greater than 50%.

The additional notations used in the tables are explained at the bottom of each page, including “ND” for No Deposit and “NMR” for No Measurement Required. “No Deposit (ND)” is used in the case where there is no effluent flow from a final discharge point in a given month. “No Measurement Required (NMR)” indicates that the mine has met the requirements of Paragraphs 13(1) and 13(2) of the MMER which allow the mine to conduct the testing of effluent on a quarterly basis (versus weekly, as is otherwise required) and therefore was not required to report on the given parameter in that month.

Summary Review of Performance of Metal Mines Subject to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations in 2013

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

Macassa Mine
Magnacon Mine (part of Eagle River Mill)
Matagami Mine
MAX Molybdenum Mine and Mill - MM.SiteD – Mine Portal Settling Pond
MAX Molybdenum Mine and Mill - MM.SiteI – Settling Ponds Decant
MAX Molybdenum Mine and Mill - MM.TP – Tailings Pond Discharge
McAlpine Mill Site
McArthur River Operation - Station 2.1
McArthur River Operation - Station 2.1B
McArthur River Operation - Station 2.7
McClean Lake Operation - CM01-B
McClean Lake Operation - CM03
McClean Lake Operation - SC01
McClean Lake Operation - SP01

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMacassa Mine
Operator NameKirkland Lake Gold Inc.
Product(s)Gold
AddressHighway 66, #3 Shaft, Kirkland Lake, Ontario P2N 3J1
Effluent Discharge PointC Dam
Macassa Mine - C Dam
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 0.00060.00080.00070.00080.00050.00130.00190.00080.00090.00080.00060.0006
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00560.00570.00610.02500.00750.01650.02440.00930.00880.01040.01500.0125
CN (mg/L)1.0 0.00420.01280.00530.01540.01050.01200.01040.00150.00100.00480.10100.0478
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00050.00050.00050.00060.00100.00050.00060.00050.00050.00050.00050.0005
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00250.00210.00250.00320.00350.00300.00320.00220.00160.00200.00250.0033
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.01030.00930.11160.01120.00880.00430.00310.00530.00480.00460.00550.0068
TSS (mg/L)15 1.551.031.432.601.632.633.801.182.752.501.380.88
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMRNMR0.0025NMRNMR0.0050NMR0.0025NMR0.0025NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.88.06.17.67.47.77.87.87.87.37.67.7
pH high ≤9.58.28.28.28.28.18.08.18.28.28.28.38.0
Flow (m3/month) ____123,31254,41173,463244,458479,526585,100367,484158,948240,750231,980427,604145,364
Rainbow Trout Pass111111111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass111111111111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMagnacon Mine (part of Eagle River Mill)
Operator NameWesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
Address93 Mission Road, P.O. Box 1520, Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0
Effluent Discharge PointMagnacon Mine
Magnacon Mine (part of Eagle River Mill) - Magnacon Mine
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 NameMatagami Mine
Operator NameXstrata Canada Corporation / Glencore Canada Corporation
Product(s)Zinc-Copper
Address500 Industriel Boulevard, Matagami, Quebec J0Y 2A0
Effluent Discharge PointFinal Effluent (WLD)
Matagami Mine - Final Effluent (WLD)
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of July 30, 2013, the ownership of Matagami Mine was transferred from Xstrata Canada Corporation to Glencore Canada Corporation.

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 0.00040.00070.00080.00050.00060.00110.00160.00400.00080.00050.00050.0006
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00030.00030.00090.00260.00300.00380.00290.00190.00410.00380.00250.0034
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00120.00260.00380.00050.00160.00180.00070.00060.00090.00050.00090.0009
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00390.00550.00300.00050.00150.00050.00080.00230.00140.00090.00060.0005
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00990.00140.01040.11080.12260.06330.02960.03380.03690.04340.04130.0154
TSS (mg/L)15 2.101.751.382.753.403.131.800.882.501.202.753.60
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0020NMRNMRNMR0.0010NMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0030NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.08.88.88.78.98.69.07.47.58.59.09.08.8
pH high ≤9.59.38.99.39.19.29.28.99.09.09.29.29.2
Flow (m3/month) ____737,408516,8441,090,0781,807,2832,041,8891,414,244602,0571,055,7671,467,8291,422,2461,587,117852,671
Rainbow Trout Pass111111111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass111111111111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMAX Molybdenum Mine and Mill
Operator NameFortyTwo Metals Inc.
Product(s)Molybdenum
Address42 Westside Road, Trout Lake, British Columbia V0G 1R0
Effluent Discharge PointMM.SiteD – Mine Portal Settling Pond
MAX Molybdenum Mine and Mill - MM.SiteD – Mine Portal Settling 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 NameMAX Molybdenum Mine and Mill
Operator NameFortyTwo Metals Inc.
Product(s)Molybdenum
Address42 Westside Road, Trout Lake, British Columbia V0G 1R0
Effluent Discharge PointMM.SiteI – Settling Ponds Decant
MAX Molybdenum Mine and Mill - MM.SiteI – Settling Ponds Decant
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: Only flow and pH data were provided for the first quarter. No pH and TSS data were provided for April and May.

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 ---NMRNMR0.0003NMRNMR0.0008NMR0.00100.0007
Cu (mg/L)0.3 ---NMRNMR0.0001NMRNMR0.0001NMR0.00030.0002
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 ---NMRNMR0.0001NMRNMR0.0001NMR0.00060.0001
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 ---NMRNMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0006NMR0.00050.0005
Zn (mg/L)0.5 ---NMRNMR0.0020NMRNMR0.0020NMR0.00200.0020
TSS (mg/L)15 -----3.000.500.500.500.500.500.50
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 ---NMRNMR0.0025NMRNMR0.0025NMR0.0100NMR
pH low ≥6.08.38.28.1--8.38.18.18.28.18.18.0
pH high ≤9.58.38.28.1--8.38.18.18.28.18.28.0
Flow (m3/month) ____114,66942,46147,01054,926120,167110,970114,669114,669110,970110,97076,11256,983
Rainbow Trout Pass---NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass---NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMAX Molybdenum Mine and Mill
Operator NameFortyTwo Metals Inc.
Product(s)Molybdenum
Address42 Westside Road, Trout Lake, British Columbia V0G 1R0
Effluent Discharge PointMM.TP – Tailings Pond Discharge
MAX Molybdenum Mine and Mill - MM.TP – Tailings Pond Discharge
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: Only flow and pH data were provided for the first quarter.

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 --NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 --NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 --NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 --NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 --NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 --NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 --NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 --NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.08.98.9NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.58.98.9NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____12,1763,314NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout Pass--NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass--NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMcAlpine Mill Site
Operator NameSMC (Canada) Ltd.
Product(s)Gold-Silver-Platinum-Palladium
AddressLot 4, Concession 4, P.O. Box 710, Coleman Road, Cobalt, Ontario P0J 1C0
Effluent Discharge PointPolishing Pond
McAlpine Mill Site - Polishing 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 0.06880.10950.12880.18540.19800.16430.12800.07300.07580.07880.12880.1918
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00280.00780.00830.00680.00500.00380.00200.00380.00400.00400.00600.0070
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00580.00490.00530.00410.00560.00340.00450.00450.00380.00560.00460.0036
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.02880.02450.02530.02120.00850.00950.00800.01000.00420.00700.00930.0212
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00200.00180.00480.00620.00400.00150.00100.00100.00220.00130.00350.0074
TSS (mg/L)15 4.758.004.256.6011.757.505.004.003.403.505.252.80
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMR
pH low ≥6.07.18.18.18.08.47.98.17.98.08.08.07.9
pH high ≤9.58.38.98.68.68.98.78.48.08.28.28.38.6
Flow (m3/month) ____35,92634,43555,386325,746178,25850,63346,16921,41830,34237,470158,83160,694
Rainbow Trout PassNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1111--112111
Monitoring TestFail----2211----
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMcArthur River Operation
Operator NameCameco Corporation
Product(s)Uranium
Address2121-11th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 1J3
Effluent Discharge PointStation 2.1
McArthur River Operation - Station 2.1
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 0.00190.00140.00150.00160.00150.00170.00250.00280.00160.00140.00160.0016
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00120.00130.00110.00120.00110.00100.00100.00080.00100.00110.00140.0012
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.0001
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00170.00140.00140.00180.00120.00090.00100.00120.00100.00090.00150.0013
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00150.00130.00110.00150.00160.00200.00180.00230.00090.00100.00150.0014
TSS (mg/L)15 1.000.632.250.700.500.501.701.000.630.600.500.60
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.04600.05750.04500.04800.03250.04500.04250.02250.10000.07200.04500.0380
pH low ≥6.07.07.17.07.07.06.86.86.97.37.17.07.1
pH high ≤9.57.37.37.37.77.57.47.57.47.47.67.27.4
Flow (m3/month) ____207,050208,925182,999178,570202,281185,752178,107147,394211,910193,126183,465183,465
Rainbow Trout PassNMR1NMR1NMRNMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNMR1NMR1NMRNMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMcArthur River Operation
Operator NameCameco Corporation
Product(s)Uranium
Address2121-11th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 1J3
Effluent Discharge PointStation 2.1B
McArthur River Operation - Station 2.1B
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 NameMcArthur River Operation
Operator NameCameco Corporation
Product(s)Uranium
Address2121-11th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 1J3
Effluent Discharge PointStation 2.7
McArthur River Operation - Station 2.7
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 ND0.00020.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.0001
Cu (mg/L)0.3 ND0.00020.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00050.00010.00010.00030.0001
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 ND0.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00020.00010.00010.00010.0001
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 ND0.00160.00150.00140.00130.00210.00150.00160.00130.00200.00170.0022
Zn (mg/L)0.5 ND0.02400.02150.04760.00990.00810.01580.02730.00760.01210.02150.0282
TSS (mg/L)15 ND1.000.630.500.500.500.500.500.880.700.630.60
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 ND0.11000.10500.10800.10250.10500.09600.11000.10500.10800.10500.1140
pH low ≥6.0ND7.07.06.97.36.96.86.96.97.06.86.8
pH high ≤9.5ND7.07.37.37.57.17.58.07.57.47.47.2
Flow (m3/month) ____ND3,06631,47336,22336,78637,43736,14632,84136,49834,66936,26536,358
Rainbow Trout PassND1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassND1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMcClean Lake Operation
Operator NameAREVA Resources Canada Inc.
Product(s)Uranium
AddressP.O. Box 9204, 817-45th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3X5
Effluent Discharge PointCM01-B
McClean Lake Operation - CM01-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 0.00050.00050.00050.00060.00060.00050.00050.00050.00070.00060.00080.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00100.00110.00140.00130.00180.00100.00120.00080.00050.00140.00180.0013
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00050.00050.00040.00050.00050.00040.00040.00050.00050.00050.00050.0004
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.01900.01630.01050.01250.01550.02060.02550.02830.02240.01850.02130.0202
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00180.00180.00140.00290.00230.00130.00140.00280.00130.00190.00110.0020
TSS (mg/L)15 1.631.381.002.132.751.602.673.003.001.251.000.92
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.00310.00380.00510.00630.00310.00400.00540.00440.00400.00500.00750.0035
pH low ≥6.07.07.07.06.97.16.77.07.27.27.17.27.1
pH high ≤9.57.27.27.37.27.47.57.37.47.37.27.47.5
Flow (m3/month) ____81,81173,26856,26455,550101,24589,84877,47359,33459,99374,43574,76676,438
Rainbow Trout PassNMRNMR1NMRNMR11NMRNMRNMRNMR1
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNMRNMR1NMRNMR11NMRNMRNMRNMR1
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMcClean Lake Operation
Operator NameAREVA Resources Canada Inc.
Product(s)Uranium
AddressP.O. Box 9204, 817-45th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3X5
Effluent Discharge PointCM03
McClean Lake Operation - CM03
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 NameMcClean Lake Operation
Operator NameAREVA Resources Canada Inc.
Product(s)Uranium
AddressP.O. Box 9204, 817-45th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3X5
Effluent Discharge PointSC01
McClean Lake Operation - SC01
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 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00740.00860.00810.0360ND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00040.00040.00110.0005ND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNMRNMRNMRNMRND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00080.00040.00040.0005ND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.06600.06380.05980.0890ND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00210.00130.00060.0005ND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.500.500.502.00ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00560.00340.00250.0005ND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDNDND6.66.76.87.0ND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDNDND7.37.27.17.0ND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDNDND43,62577,33071,8436,625ND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNMR11NMRND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNMR11NMRND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMcClean Lake Operation
Operator NameAREVA Resources Canada Inc.
Product(s)Uranium
AddressP.O. Box 9204, 817-45th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3X5
Effluent Discharge PointSP01
McClean Lake Operation - SP01
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------------

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

McWatters Mine
Meadowbank Mine - Attenuation Pond Discharge
Meadowbank Mine - Vault Discharge
Meadowbank Mine - Water Treatment Plant (formerly Dewatering Final Discharge 1)
Ming Mine
Minto Project
Mishi Pit (part of Eagle River Mill)
Monique (Project)
Montcalm Project
Mont-Wright (Mine) - HS-1
Mont-Wright (Mine) - MS-1
Mouska (Mine)
Musselwhite Mine
Myra Falls Operation

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMcWatters Mine
Operator NameLiberty Mines Inc. / Northern Sun Mining Corp.
Product(s)Nickel
AddressP.O. Box 398, South Porcupine, Ontario P0N 1H0
Effluent Discharge PointMWD-2
McWatters Mine - MWD-2
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No radium 226 test results were provided for the third quarter. As of October 21, 2013, the ownership of McWatters Mine was transferred from Liberty Mines Inc. to Northern Sun Mining Corp.

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 0.00300.00270.00280.00180.00130.00190.0021NDNDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00130.00100.00060.00070.00070.00100.0009NDNDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 0.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.0000NDNDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00020.00030.00010.00070.00030.00010.0004NDNDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.32480.32930.32100.22230.11140.12390.0597NDNDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00150.00100.00100.00220.00200.00100.0010NDNDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 5.501.004.251.001.001.253.50NDNDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0100-NDNDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.09.08.48.58.37.87.78.2NDNDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.59.18.78.98.98.18.18.2NDNDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____9,7991,8241,0951,6865484,226797NDNDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout Pass1111111NDNDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1111111NDNDNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMeadowbank Mine
Operator NameAgnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Box 540, Baker Lake, Nunavut X0C 0A0
Effluent Discharge PointAttenuation Pond Discharge
Meadowbank Mine - Attenuation Pond Discharge
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: This final discharge point is no longer subject to the MMER.

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 ------------
Cu (mg/L)0.3 ------------
CN (mg/L)1.0 ------------
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 ------------
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 ------------
Zn (mg/L)0.5 ------------
TSS (mg/L)15 ------------
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 ------------
pH low ≥6.0------------
pH high ≤9.5------------
Flow (m3/month) ____------------
Rainbow Trout Pass------------
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass------------
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMeadowbank Mine
Operator NameAgnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Box 540, Baker Lake, Nunavut X0C 0A0
Effluent Discharge PointVault Discharge
Meadowbank Mine - Vault Discharge
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: This new final discharge point became subject to the MMER on June 27, 2013. No toxicity test results were provided for the month of June.

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 -----0.00030.00030.00030.00030.0012NDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 -----0.00030.00030.00090.00060.0012NDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 -----0.00250.00370.00430.00310.0031NDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 -----0.00020.00020.00820.00020.0003NDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 -----0.00030.00030.00030.00120.0006NDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 -----0.00050.00080.00250.00410.0019NDND
TSS (mg/L)15 -----4.002.100.502.256.13NDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 -----0.00100.00100.00230.00530.0050NDND
pH low ≥6.0-----8.66.67.06.96.9NDND
pH high ≤9.5-----8.67.87.67.57.7NDND
Flow (m3/month) ____-----44,614463,005727,426784,648344,907NDND
Rainbow Trout Pass------1111NDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass------1111NDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMeadowbank Mine
Operator NameAgnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Box 540, Baker Lake, Nunavut X0C 0A0
Effluent Discharge PointWater Treatment Plant (formerly Dewatering Final Discharge 1)
Meadowbank Mine - Water Treatment Plant (formerly Dewatering Final Discharge 1)
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: This final discharge point has been renamed as "Water Treatment Plant".

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 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.0340NMR0.0014NDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.0056NMR0.0045NDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.2320NMR0.2460NDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.0002NMR0.0002NDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.0600NMR0.0678NDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.0050NMR0.0030NDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDNDND5.505.506.00NDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.0350NMR0.0250NDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDNDND7.66.96.9NDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDNDND8.07.47.4NDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDNDND94,440307,61882,960NDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDNDND1NMR1NDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDNDND1NMR1NDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMing Mine
Operator NameRambler Metals and Mining Canada Ltd.
Product(s)Copper-Gold
AddressRoute 418 Ming's Bight Road, Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointWastewater Treatment System Discharge
Ming Mine - Wastewater Treatment System 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 0.00050.00050.00090.00120.00070.00050.00060.00050.00140.00170.00130.0012
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.24100.26140.01280.09030.02990.01580.02130.03400.03020.03880.05200.0238
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMR0.00100.00240.00480.00800.01020.00610.00250.00490.0063
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00030.00140.00120.00060.00040.00040.00040.00080.00040.00200.00250.0003
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.15900.03790.02570.01330.01670.01300.00930.01320.01620.00740.03090.0195
Zn (mg/L)0.5 5.29000.23830.20560.31920.28100.09280.08460.13060.17710.19500.23800.1764
TSS (mg/L)15 2.005.177.885.006.265.337.166.758.404.932.934.86
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.03000.01000.02380.01600.02570.02670.02100.01080.01480.01080.01600.0158
pH low ≥6.07.98.48.38.58.38.48.38.57.68.27.47.2
pH high ≤9.57.98.89.19.08.79.08.98.98.78.58.38.7
Flow (m3/month) ____31,25930,20944,16949,56647,41834,09524,88127,78029,53533,59539,34635,829
Rainbow Trout Pass112221111121
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass-1112-11--11
Monitoring TestFail1-11-1--111-
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMinto Project
Operator NameMinto Explorations Ltd.
Product(s)Copper-Gold-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 33174, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 6S1
Effluent Discharge PointMi.W3 – Runoff Main Water Dam
Minto Project - Mi.W3 - Runoff Main Water Dam
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No toxicity or radium 226 test results were provided for the first quarter.

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 0.00020.00020.00020.00030.00060.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00020.0002
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00190.00180.00210.00680.04350.00540.00350.00240.00280.00250.000210.0020
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00010.00010.00010.00010.00040.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.00010.0001
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00060.00050.00070.00050.00170.00110.00130.00090.00130.00120.00060.0007
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00400.00250.00250.00250.00490.00300.00250.00250.00250.00250.00250.0025
TSS (mg/L)15 1.200.500.951.7014.4211.500.500.500.500.600.500.50
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 ---0.0200NMRNMRNMR0.0050NMR0.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.97.98.28.27.78.28.28.28.08.28.08.0
pH high ≤9.58.38.18.38.38.38.48.48.48.28.48.38.2
Flow (m3/month) ____8,3037,0167,03137,697298,0399,9797,5007,7349,3078,89716,3808,711
Rainbow Trout Pass---NMR1NMRNMR1NMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass---NMR1NMRNMR1NMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMishi Pit (part of Eagle River Mill)
Operator NameWesdome Gold Mines Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
Address93 Mission Road, P.O. Box 1520, Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0
Effluent Discharge PointMishi Pit
Mishi Pit - Mishi Pit
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 ND0.00050.00090.00060.00020.00070.00050.00070.00060.00200.00050.0006
Cu (mg/L)0.3 ND0.00070.00140.00110.00060.00080.00030.00050.00220.00090.00110.0007
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 ND0.00010.00030.00010.00010.00010.00000.00000.00010.00020.00010.0000
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 ND0.00050.00080.00080.00030.00060.00030.00040.00050.00060.00050.0007
Zn (mg/L)0.5 ND0.00250.00460.00330.00150.00100.00030.00050.00150.00040.00240.0008
TSS (mg/L)15 ND8.902.555.651.001.001.001.751.877.203.401.00
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 ND0.0050NMR0.0050NMR0.00500.00500.00500.01100.0050NMR0.0100
pH low ≥6.0ND7.16.97.06.87.27.67.07.27.46.87.0
pH high ≤9.5ND7.17.07.87.17.27.67.47.67.77.07.0
Flow (m3/month) ____ND6,8427,7063,45516,9076435,79221,11727,5418,7716,5741,380
Rainbow Trout PassND11111111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassND11111111111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMonique (Project)
Operator NameMines Richmont Incorporé
Product(s)Gold
Address25 km East of Val-d'Or, Val-d'Or, Quebec J9X 4P6
Effluent Discharge PointMonique Final Effluent
Monique (Project) - Monique Final Effluent
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: This mine became subject to the MMER in April 2013.

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 ---0.00030.00070.00040.00030.00030.00030.00030.00070.0003
Cu (mg/L)0.3 ---0.05070.03980.01000.01120.00810.00960.01880.00870.0025
CN (mg/L)1.0 ---NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 ---0.00070.00890.00590.00260.00070.00140.00030.00550.0002
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 ---0.00550.01730.00800.00660.00950.00860.00930.00840.0074
Zn (mg/L)0.5 ---0.00420.01150.02210.00620.00410.00430.00800.01620.0079
TSS (mg/L)15 ---20.6712.506.336.8910.507.207.008.677.80
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 ---0.00200.00970.00470.00340.00330.00200.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.0---7.57.06.76.46.66.36.36.66.7
pH high ≤9.5---7.77.77.46.96.87.06.77.97.3
Flow (m3/month) ____---13,03719,15816,75515,17826,70033,05827,70437,07126,682
Rainbow Trout Pass-----2313311
Acute Lethality Test Fail---12---1---
Daphnia magnaPass---121313311
Monitoring TestFail-----1--1---
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMontcalm Project
Operator NameXstrata Canada Corporation / Glencore Canada Corporation
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Addressc/o P.O. Box 2002, Hwy. 655 North, Timmins, Ontario P4N 7K1
Effluent Discharge PointMontcalm Final Effluent
Montcalm Project - Montcalm Final Effluent
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of July 30, 2013, the ownership of the Montcalm Project was transferred from Xstrata Canada Corporation to Glencore Canada Corporation.

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 NDNDNDND0.00030.00040.00040.00040.00060.00080.00100.0009
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDND0.00100.00260.00240.00250.00180.00180.00280.0033
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDND0.00050.00070.00020.00010.00000.00000.00000.0000
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDND0.02700.02910.03650.02260.01640.02010.02100.0291
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDND0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00180.00120.00100.0018
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDND1.003.001.331.001.001.001.001.40
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDND0.00500.00500.01970.00350.00500.00500.00500.0050
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDND8.07.77.27.37.57.27.37.3
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDND8.07.78.07.58.07.57.88.6
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDND22,82142,04437,512100,951141,745122,708134,198129,244
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDND11111112
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDND11111112
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMont-Wright (Mine)
Operator NameArcelorMittal Mines Canada - ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c.
Product(s)Iron
AddressP.O. Box 1817, Route 389, Fermont, Quebec G0G 1J0
Effluent Discharge PointHS-1
Mont-Wright (Mine) - HS-1
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of March 2013, the company name changed from ArcelorMittal Mines Canada to ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c.

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 0.00050.00060.00050.00050.00060.00050.00050.00050.00080.00050.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00260.00250.00350.00240.00480.00200.00220.00250.00340.00300.00300.0028
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00060.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.0005
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.01480.01600.01750.00960.01130.00750.00740.01050.01180.01700.01850.0188
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.01480.01300.01330.00650.02130.01040.02320.01610.00960.01520.01400.0178
TSS (mg/L)15 0.600.752.6311.0613.064.504.405.7514.805.003.501.40
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMR0.0060NMRNMR0.0020NMRNMR0.0070NMR0.00400.0040NMR
pH low ≥6.06.86.66.66.46.67.37.17.06.96.66.06.6
pH high ≤9.57.26.87.47.67.17.77.97.77.17.37.77.7
Flow (m3/month) ____1,635,802850,5314,740,8087,163,81611,686,5639,305,6855,114,7987,649,0424,675,1852,637,0272,065,9611,174,565
Rainbow Trout PassNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR11NMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR11NMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMont-Wright (Mine)
Operator NameArcelorMittal Mines Canada - ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c.
Product(s)Iron
AddressP.O. Box 1817, Route 389, Fermont, Quebec G0G 1J0
Effluent Discharge PointMS-2
Mont-Wright (Mine) - MS-2
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of March 2013, the company name changed from ArcelorMittal Mines Canada to ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c.

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 NDNDND0.00050.00060.00050.00050.00050.00120.00050.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDND0.00180.00330.00330.00220.00330.00220.00180.00200.0025
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDND0.00050.00060.00050.00050.00080.00050.00050.00050.0005
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDND0.02000.03700.05040.03920.06250.04340.04060.04630.0510
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDND0.01290.02500.01400.01660.04500.04940.02580.02080.0220
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDND15.5036.003.254.203.756.604.003.503.25
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDND0.02300.05000.07000.05900.04700.07100.05530.04800.0390
pH low ≥6.0NDNDND6.46.46.17.06.76.66.76.06.8
pH high ≤9.5NDNDND6.76.87.27.27.37.57.17.57.1
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDND67,200114,000111,984111,072138,240143,040141,360136,800141,360
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDND111111321
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDND111111221
Monitoring TestFail---------1--
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMouska (Mine)
Operator NameIAMGOLD Corporation
Product(s)Gold
Address100 Pause Road, Cadillac, Quebec J9P 6M1
Effluent Discharge PointFinal Effluent
Mouska (Mine) - Final 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 0.0005NMRNMR0.0005NMRNMR0.0005NMR0.00050.0005NMRNMR
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.02000.02800.02600.02100.01700.02900.02100.01800.01250.01500.01900.0240
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.0025NMRNMR0.0003NMRNMR0.0009NMR0.00080.0025NMRNMR
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.0021NMRNMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0260NMR0.00100.0010NMRNMR
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.0081NMRNMR0.0092NMRNMR0.0010NMR0.00990.0070NMRNMR
TSS (mg/L)15 2.282.452.753.242.752.202.542.932.753.102.483.78
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0025NMRNMR0.0025NMRNMR0.0025NMRNMR0.0025NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.97.87.98.08.08.07.98.07.87.97.87.7
pH high ≤9.57.97.97.98.18.18.28.18.28.18.18.08.0
Flow (m3/month) ____208,201172,045207,755196,776207,755184,032180,801185,033195,480175,944170,662163,356
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMusselwhite Mine
Operator NameGoldcorp Canada Ltd
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Box 7500, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6S8
Effluent Discharge PointFDP1
Musselwhite Mine - FDP1
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 NDNDNDNDND0.00370.00320.00330.00290.0015NDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDND0.00440.00330.00340.00370.0014NDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDND0.00280.00260.00200.00150.0040NDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDND0.00000.00000.00000.00010.0000NDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.00520.00550.00480.00380.0036NDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.00140.00030.00030.00360.0006NDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDND1.161.400.951.501.17NDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDND0.00500.00500.00500.00500.0050NDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDND6.96.97.07.37.0NDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDND7.77.27.47.57.2NDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDND414,777448,996507,593496,86144,496NDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDND11111NDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDND11111NDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameMyra Falls Operations
Operator NameNyrstar Myra Falls Ltd.
Product(s)Copper-Zinc-Lead-Gold-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 8000, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5E2
Effluent Discharge PointMF.11A – Runoff Myra Ponds Effluent
Myra Falls Operations - MF.11A - Runoff Myra Ponds 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 0.00060.00040.00100.00080.00080.00110.00080.00090.00100.00080.00080.0010
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.02150.02370.01950.01070.02910.01790.01060.02760.02640.03210.02280.0227
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00130.00300.00470.00240.00200.00140.00140.00200.00230.00550.00440.0018
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00130.00160.00130.00100.00150.00100.00090.00110.00150.00200.00180.0020
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.19540.23130.18980.10880.20200.10560.06190.09770.18410.35560.21680.1678
TSS (mg/L)15 4.926.058.286.433.943.202.221.953.134.384.554.50
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMR0.0100NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMR
pH low ≥6.08.47.58.98.68.68.88.68.68.88.78.78.8
pH high ≤9.58.78.89.08.99.09.19.18.98.98.99.29.1
Flow (m3/month) ____869,9681,006,1421,082,937926,1521,000,376943,137940,382864,111961,412971,692883,648819,853
Rainbow Trout PassNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR
Monitoring TestFail------------

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

Niobec (Mine)
Nugget Pond Mine
Nunavut Nickel (Project) - Expo Final Effluent
Nunavut Nickel (Project) - Mésamax Final Effluent
Phoenix Gold Project
Pine Cove Property
Podolsky Mine
Porcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine)
Porcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine) - Mine Water Storage Pond
Porcupine Owl Creek Discharge 1
Porcupine Owl Creek Discharge 2
Porcupine Pamour Mine Water

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameNiobec (Mine)
Operator NameIAMGOLD Corporation
Product(s)Niobium
Address3400 Chemin du Columbium, St-Honoré de Chicoutimi, Quebec G0V 1L0
Effluent Discharge PointFinal Effluent
Niobec (Mine) - Final Effluent
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No Daphnia magna monitoring results were provided for the month of January. Daphnia magna monitoring tests must be done on each effluent aliquot collected for acute lethality testing. No arsenic test results were provided for the months of May, June, August, September, November and December. Regular (weekly) testing is required if a substance's monthly mean concentration is equal to or greater than 10% of the maximum authorized monthly mean concentration.

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 0.0073NMRNMR0.0590--0.0028--0.0031--
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.0040NMRNMR0.0011NMRNMR0.0017NMRNMR0.0020NMRNMR
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.0006NMRNMR0.0003NMRNMR0.0003NMRNMR0.0003NMRNMR
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.0150NMRNMR0.0110NMRNMR0.0100NMRNMR0.0110NMRNMR
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.07200.02900.04530.07500.07730.14750.04620.12000.10850.05860.05630.0590
TSS (mg/L)15 8.405.356.2312.146.6810.759.1413.2310.0012.106.408.28
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.13480.12130.16580.12080.14650.16400.13720.17600.19280.17960.14850.1842
pH low ≥6.07.37.47.46.76.86.97.17.06.86.97.27.0
pH high ≤9.57.57.57.67.77.27.27.67.67.27.17.47.5
Flow (m3/month) ____473,928498,624556,884500,147502,066391,407248,278496,936416,732490,941454,680434,378
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass-NMR11NMRNMR1NMRNMR111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameNugget Pond Mine
Operator NameRambler Metals and Mining Canada Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Box 291, Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointPolishing Pond Effluent
Nugget Pond Mine - Polishing Pond Effluent
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No radium 226 test results were provided for the first quarter.

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 0.00250.00570.00140.00230.00270.00340.00310.00330.00300.00260.00210.0018
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.07250.04870.01890.02360.02150.01660.01250.02460.00750.00820.01030.0120
CN (mg/L)1.0 0.32000.39750.31670.27240.29650.41780.19780.20500.25000.10160.19580.2800
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00200.00500.03730.00110.00170.00130.00430.00200.00260.00090.00060.0007
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00340.00270.00140.00180.00180.00130.00180.00150.00100.00100.00260.0013
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.03400.02910.01040.01860.01020.03780.01650.00860.00750.00640.01420.0240
TSS (mg/L)15 6.109.502.300.900.500.681.000.785.101.851.381.03
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 ---0.00500.01000.00630.00640.00630.00500.00500.00500.0050
pH low ≥6.07.37.57.37.07.17.47.57.67.67.47.37.2
pH high ≤9.57.67.77.47.67.67.77.77.87.78.07.47.4
Flow (m3/month) ____221,87530,413144,903321,516275,607134,25437,55437,55493,60458,575159,75095,850
Rainbow Trout Pass111111111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass111111111111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameNunavik Nickel (Project)
Operator NameCanadian Royalties Inc.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum-Palladium
AddressUngava Peninsula region, Quebec H3B 1X9
Effluent Discharge PointExpo Final Effluent
Nunavik Nickel (Project) - Expo Final Effluent
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No radium 226 results were provided for August.

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 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00050.00090.0010NDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.30000.08380.0545NDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00150.00150.0015NDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00030.00030.0003NDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND1.70001.43400.4400NDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.03000.01980.0112NDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDNDND13.335.177.00NDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDNDND-0.02780.0350NDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDNDND6.97.06.7NDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDNDND8.88.97.2NDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDNDND52,876153,354153,354NDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDNDND131NDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDNDND-21NDND
Monitoring TestFail-------11---
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameNunavik Nickel (Project)
Operator NameCanadian Royalties Inc.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum-Palladium
AddressUngava Peninsula region, Quebec H3B 1X9
Effluent Discharge PointMésamax Final Effluent
Nunavik Nickel (Project) - Mésamax Final Effluent
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: This new final discharge point became subject to the MMER in August 2013.

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 -------0.0005NDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 -------0.0013NDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 -------0.0015NDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 -------0.0003NDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 -------0.1200NDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 -------0.0035NDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 -------8.00NDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 -------0.0260NDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.0-------7.0NDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.5-------7.1NDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____-------53,598NDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout Pass-------1NDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass------------
Monitoring TestFail-------1----
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NamePhoenix Gold Project
Operator NameRubicon Minerals Corporation
Product(s)Gold
Address103 McMarmac Road, Cochenour, Ontario P0V 1L0
Effluent Discharge PointSouth Discharge Point
Phoenix Gold Project - South Discharge Point
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: This mine became subject to the MMER in May 2013. No toxicity test results were provided for the month of May. No test results for Daphnia Magna monitoring were provided for the month of June.

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 ----0.02800.02980.0473NDNDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 ----0.00050.00100.0013NDNDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 ----0.00100.00100.0015NDNDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 ----0.00050.00050.0005NDNDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 ----0.00300.00370.0045NDNDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 ----0.00150.00160.0024NDNDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 ----2.703.537.15NDNDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 ----0.00500.00500.0050NDNDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.0----8.28.18.2NDNDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.5----8.28.48.3NDNDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____----2,11363,03928,620NDNDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout Pass-----11NDNDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass---- -1NDNDNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NamePine Cove Property
Operator NameAnaconda Mining Inc.
Product(s)Gold
AddressPine Cove Road, Pine Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointPolishing Pond (formerly Tailings Pond Discharge)
Pine Cove Property - Polishing Pond (formerly Tailings Poind Discharge)
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: This final discharge point has been renamed as "Polishing Pond".

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 NMRNMR0.00050.0005NMRNMR0.0005NMR0.0005NMRNMR0.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NMRNMR0.00340.0140NMRNMR0.0099NMR0.0085NMRNMR0.0069
CN (mg/L)1.0 1.09000.63000.27500.16270.16930.23500.18000.13030.21280.11010.38000.0580
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NMRNMR0.00030.0010NMRNMR0.0003NMR0.0003NMRNMR0.0003
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NMRNMR0.00100.0010NMRNMR0.0010NMR0.0010NMRNMR0.0010
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NMRNMR0.00250.0058NMRNMR0.0025NMR0.0025NMRNMR0.0025
TSS (mg/L)15 6.6012.005.635.139.252.302.245.282.403.804.008.40
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NMRNMR0.00500.0100NMRNMR0.0050NMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050
pH low ≥6.08.18.38.07.97.97.97.88.18.07.88.17.8
pH high ≤9.58.18.38.18.08.27.98.18.28.18.08.17.8
Flow (m3/month) ____11,7341,69714,39640,36748,96049,12975,44367,85357,829107,63520,52848,481
Rainbow Trout PassNMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR1NMRNMR1NMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMR1NMRNMR1NMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NamePodolsky Mine
Operator NameFNX Mining Company Inc
Product(s)Copper-Nickel-Palladium-Platinum-Gold
AddressBox 340, Portelance Road, Capreol, Ontario P0M 1H0
Effluent Discharge PointNorman North Bog Outlet
Podolsky Mine - Norman North Bog Outlet
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 0.00160.00160.00150.00050.00050.00050.00230.00100.00050.00070.00080.0009
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00520.00570.00610.00530.00660.00770.00550.00660.00710.00490.00550.0052
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.0009
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.16640.13780.11070.08340.07380.07340.08110.07950.07750.05150.06980.1493
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.01010.00810.01090.00880.00470.00390.00390.00620.00520.00470.00740.0145
TSS (mg/L)15 0.480.700.940.691.880.850.802.401.432.151.700.64
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0050NMRNMR0.0060NMRNMR0.0070NMRNMR0.0070NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.07.87.58.07.47.97.67.97.87.98.27.8
pH high ≤9.58.18.28.28.48.38.38.18.08.08.48.48.5
Flow (m3/month) ____5,23910,65234,86885,60739,69912,4057,65113,5788,91011,31523,28112,774
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NamePorcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine)
Operator NameGoldcorp Canada Ltd. and Goldcorp Inc.
Product(s)Gold
Address1 Gold Mine Road, P.O. Box 70, South Porcupine, Ontario P0N 1H0
Effluent Discharge PointMine Effluent Treatment Plant – Dome Mine
Porcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine) - Mine Effluent Treatment Plant – Dome Mine
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 NDNDNDNDNDND0.00150.00170.00090.00090.0012ND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDND0.10450.03500.02290.04950.0907ND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDND0.04150.02850.02800.02800.0330ND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDND0.00400.00340.00340.00310.0013ND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDND0.04050.02390.02310.02990.0410ND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDND0.00090.00110.00060.00150.0016ND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDND3.382.531.521.282.50ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDND0.0050NMRNMR0.0025NMRND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDND7.37.16.76.86.7ND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDND7.57.57.47.76.9ND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDND267,915607,495854,058566,703211,150ND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDND11111ND
Acute Lethality Test Fail---- -------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDND11111ND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NamePorcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine)
Operator NameGoldcorp Canada Ltd. and Goldcorp Inc.
Product(s)Gold
Address1 Gold Mine Road, P.O. Box 70, South Porcupine, Ontario P0N 1H0
Effluent Discharge PointMine Water Storage Pond - Dome Mine
Porcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine) - Mine Water Storage Pond - Dome Mine
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 0.00360.00190.00200.00600.01710.00350.00340.00380.00370.00320.00590.0039
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00270.00270.00250.00250.01810.00470.00260.00360.00470.00260.00280.0017
CN (mg/L)1.0 0.00250.00250.00250.00360.00250.00250.00250.00250.00340.00250.00250.0025
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00800.00400.00400.00400.01560.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.0040
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.02400.02340.01860.01940.04460.02090.02100.02050.01980.01910.01900.0166
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00850.01480.00830.01210.02460.00820.00690.00660.00720.00640.00610.0047
TSS (mg/L)15 3.982.902.305.404.434.755.985.905.625.706.293.78
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0200NMRNMRNMR0.0050NMR0.0140NMRNMR0.0140NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.77.97.97.97.98.08.08.07.78.08.08.0
pH high ≤9.58.18.18.08.18.18.18.18.08.28.18.38.1
Flow (m3/month) ____42,02823,62753,760112,76891,84749,25974,974117,451139,506103,176127,62095,486
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail---- -------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NamePorcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine)
Operator NameGoldcorp Canada Ltd. and Goldcorp Inc.
Product(s)Gold
Address1 Gold Mine Road, P.O. Box 70, South Porcupine, Ontario P0N 1H0
Effluent Discharge PointOwl Creek Discharge 1
Porcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine) - Owl Creek Discharge 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 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 NamePorcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine)
Operator NameGoldcorp Canada Ltd. and Goldcorp Inc.
Product(s)Gold
Address1 Gold Mine Road, P.O. Box 70, South Porcupine, Ontario P0N 1H0
Effluent Discharge PointOwl Creek Discharge 2
Porcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine) - Owl Creek Discharge 2
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 NDNDNDNDNDND0.0020NDND0.0018NDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDND0.0027NDND0.0017NDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDND0.0025NDND0.0025NDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDND0.0029NDND0.0028NDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDND0.0055NDND0.0101NDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDND0.0016NDND0.0113NDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDND2.82NDND2.13NDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDND0.0025NDND0.0500NDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDND8.2NDND7.9NDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDND8.4NDND8.2NDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDND97,799NDND93,690NDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDND1NDND1NDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail---- -------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDND1NDND1NDND
Monitoring TestFail-------- ---
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NamePorcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine)
Operator NameGoldcorp Canada Ltd. and Goldcorp Inc.
Product(s)Gold
Address1 Gold Mine Road, P.O. Box 70, South Porcupine, Ontario P0N 1H0
Effluent Discharge PointPamour Mine Water
Porcupine Gold Mines (Dome Mine) - Porcupine Pamour Mine Water
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 0.1838 0.3610 0.4243 0.1487 0.1550 0.2337 ND ND 0.2150 0.1790 0.1287 0.1506
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.0049 0.0030 0.0026 0.0011 0.0042 0.0149 ND ND0.0045 0.0019 0.0021 0.0020
CN (mg/L)1.0 0.0025 0.0025 0.0025 0.0025 0.0025 0.0025 NDND0.0025 0.0025 0.0025 0.0025
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00400.00400.00400.00400.00400.0040NDND0.00400.00400.00400.0040
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.05480.07150.06150.02790.01910.0191NDND0.01850.02070.02070.0323
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00340.00440.00490.00350.00390.0033NDND0.00500.00180.00280.0040
TSS (mg/L)15 1.831.904.134.6025.703.33NDND2.331.555.105.32
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0050NMRNMRNMRNMR0.0200NDND0.01100.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.67.57.47.310.08.2NDND7.57.98.07.4
pH high ≤9.57.97.57.67.310.09.0NDND8.48.38.37.8
Flow (m3/month) ____5,0401,4405,04016,02615,120125,530NDND51,52510,53110,0644,409
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1ND11NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail---- -------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1ND11NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------

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

Rabbit Lake Opearation
Raglan (Mine) - DIR-HSA
Raglan (Mine) - DIR-SPOON
Raglan (Mine) - DIR-UT
Raglan (Mine) - DIR-Z3
Red Lake Mine - G1
Red Lake Mine - G2
Red Lake Mine - Shaft 3 Mine Water Settling Pond
Redstone Mine - RSD-2
Redstone Mine - Mixing Structure Discharge
Rice Lake Gold Mine

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameRabbit Lake Operation
Operator NameCameco Corporation
Product(s)Uranium
Address2121-11th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 1J3
Effluent Discharge PointStation 2.3.3
Rabbit Lake Operation - Station 2.3.3
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 0.00670.00740.00720.00640.00410.00390.00300.00260.00520.00710.00480.0077
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00320.00590.00550.00530.00370.00300.00310.00210.00290.00620.00720.0066
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00010.00010.00010.00010.00020.00010.00010.00010.00010.00020.00020.0003
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00420.00420.00660.00630.00760.00510.00430.00470.01230.03380.02630.0526
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00120.00110.00090.00090.00180.00140.00160.00130.00110.00130.00120.0016
TSS (mg/L)15 1.002.252.252.403.130.881.201.131.001.381.752.60
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.00250.00740.00550.00850.00580.00440.00530.00340.00860.00740.00440.0136
pH low ≥6.07.17.27.27.16.96.47.06.97.07.17.07.2
pH high ≤9.57.57.37.57.67.57.27.47.37.47.77.57.3
Flow (m3/month) ____231,516217,501230,074331,934435,267447,600460,058416,104395,678388,715357,251340,657
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameRaglan (Mine)
Operator NameXstrata Canada Corporation / Glencore Canada Corporation
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum-Palladium
Address120 Avenue de l'Aéroport, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec J9Y 0G1
Effluent Discharge PointDIR-HSA
Raglan (Mine) - DIR-HSA
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of July 30, 2013, the ownership of Raglan Mine was transferred from Xstrata Canada Corporation to Glencore Canada Corporation.

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 NameRaglan (Mine)
Operator NameXstrata Canada Corporation / Glencore Canada Corporation
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum-Palladium
Address120 Avenue de l'Aéroport, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec J9Y 0G1
Effluent Discharge PointDIR-SPOON
Raglan (Mine) - DIR-SPOON
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of July 30, 2013, the ownership of Raglan Mine was transferred from Xstrata Canada Corporation to Glencore Canada Corporation.

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 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00070.0003NDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00820.0044NDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNMRNMRNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.00020.0015NDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.21760.1018NDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.01050.0005NDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.750.83NDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDNDND0.0020NMRNDNDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDNDND7.06.2NDNDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDNDND7.17.0NDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDNDND109,525153,051NDNDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDNDND11NDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDNDND11NDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameRaglan (Mine)
Operator NameXstrata Canada Corporation / Glencore Canada Corporation
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum-Palladium
Address120 Avenue de l'Aéroport, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec J9Y 0G1
Effluent Discharge PointDIR-UT
Raglan (Mine) - DIR-UT
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of July 30, 2013, the ownership of Raglan Mine was transferred from Xstrata Canada Corporation to Glencore Canada Corporation.

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 NDNDNDNDND0.00460.00290.00590.00500.00430.0018ND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDND0.00080.00150.00270.00100.00100.0011ND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDND0.00020.00120.00130.00030.00070.0002ND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.14960.42990.31930.20450.13850.0784ND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.00090.00100.00090.00160.00190.0025ND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDND2.12501.00002.12501.60002.00004.5000ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDND0.00100.0010NMRNMR0.00500.0010ND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDND7.76.57.78.38.28.7ND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDND8.38.58.18.88.78.8ND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDND53,60497,309101,092102,330125,79040,251ND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDND111111ND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDND1--111ND
Monitoring TestFail------11----
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameRaglan (Mine)
Operator NameXstrata Canada Corporation / Glencore Canada Corporation
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum-Palladium
Address120 Avenue de l'Aéroport, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec J9Y 0G1
Effluent Discharge PointDIR-Z3
Raglan (Mine) - DIR-Z3
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of July 30, 2013, the ownership of Raglan Mine was transferred from Xstrata Canada Corporation to Glencore Canada Corporation.

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 NDNDNDNDND0.00240.00060.00080.00060.0013NDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDND0.00040.00030.00080.00070.0006NDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDND0.00470.00130.00220.00080.0007NDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.29060.17340.28490.26530.2865NDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.00050.00100.00240.00250.0033NDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDND0.750.901.000.901.00NDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDND0.00200.00100.0010NMR0.0040NDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDND8.17.67.67.27.0NDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDND8.18.58.48.28.2NDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDND60,472188,267168,586188,678132,670NDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDND11111NDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDND1-111NDND
Monitoring TestFail------1-----
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameRed Lake Mine
Operator NameGoldcorp Canada Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
AddressGeneral Delivery, Balmertown, Ontario P0V 1C0
Effluent Discharge PointG1
Red Lake Mine - G1
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 NameRed Lake Mine
Operator NameGoldcorp Canada Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
AddressGeneral Delivery, Balmertown, Ontario P0V 1C0
Effluent Discharge PointG2
Red Lake Mine - G2
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 NDNDNDNDND0.01850.04710.05520.2228NDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDND0.00100.00150.00170.0020NDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDND0.01790.00830.01100.0085NDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDND0.00020.00020.00020.0002N1DNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.01280.01480.02050.0193NDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.00500.00500.00500.0050NDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDND11.435.756.239.60NDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDND0.00500.00500.00500.0050NDNDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDND6.36.66.56.5NDNDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDND6.76.96.96.9NDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDND63,59035,830131,54059,500NDNDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDND11111NDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDND11111NDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameRed Lake Mine
Operator NameGoldcorp Canada Ltd.
Product(s)Gold
AddressGeneral Delivery, Balmertown, Ontario P0V 1C0
Effluent Discharge PointShaft 3 Mine Water Settling Pond
Red Lake Mine - Shaft 3 Mine Water Settling 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 NameRedstone Mine
Operator NameLiberty Mines Inc. / Northern Sun Mining Corp.
Product(s)Nickel
AddressP.O. Box 398, South Porcupine, Ontario P0N 1H0
Effluent Discharge PointRSD-2
Redstone Mine - RSD-2
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of October 21, 2013, the ownership of Redstone Mine was transferred from Liberty Mines Inc. to Northern Sun Mining Corp.

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 NameRestigouche Mine
Operator NameBlue Note Mining Inc. / Province of New Brunswick
Product(s)Zinc-Lead-Copper-Silver
Address9361 Route 180, P.O. Box 26, Bathurst, New Brunswick E2A 3Z1
Effluent Discharge PointMixing Structure Discharge
Restigouche Mine - Mixing Structure Discharge
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No effluent data were reported in 2013.

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 ------------
Cu (mg/L)0.3 ------------
CN (mg/L)1.0 ------------
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 ------------
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 ------------
Zn (mg/L)0.5 ------------
TSS (mg/L)15 ------------
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 ------------
pH low ≥6.0------------
pH high ≤9.5------------
Flow (m3/month) ____------------
Rainbow Trout Pass------------
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass------------
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameRice Lake Gold Mine
Operator NameSan Gold Corporation
Product(s)Gold
Address63 San Antonio Road, Bissett, Manitoba R0E 0V0
Effluent Discharge PointFDP1 - End of Pipe
Rice Lake Gold Mine - FDP1 - End of Pipe
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------------

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

Santoy 7 Mine
Santoy 8 Mine
ScoZinc Limited - Scotia Mine
Seabee Gold Mine - Final Discharge Point 1.2
Seabee Gold Mine - Final Discharge Point 1.3
Seabee Gold Mine - Final Discharge Point 1.5
Shakespeare Nickel Mine
Sigma (Mine)
Snow Lake Mill - Anderson Lake Discharge
Snow Lake Mill - SWM-03 (Birch Lake Outlet Embankment Decant Discharge)
Strathcona Tailings Treatment System - Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations - Strathcona

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameSantoy 7 Mine
Operator NameClaude Resources Inc.
Product(s)Gold
Address219 Robin Crescent, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 6M8
Effluent Discharge PointSantoy 7 Settling Pond
Santoy 7 Mine - Santoy 7 Settling 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 NameSantoy 8 Mine
Operator NameClaude Resources Inc.
Product(s)Gold
Address219 Robin Crescent, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 6M8
Effluent Discharge PointS8SP Final Discharge Point
Santoy 8 Mine - S8SP 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 0.00090.00100.0016NDNDND0.00060.0006NDNDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00530.00530.0122NDNDND0.00280.0022NDNDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 0.00600.00630.0035NDNDND0.00200.0024NDNDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00040.00050.0008NDNDND0.00010.0001NDNDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00430.00400.0028NDNDND0.00290.0030NDNDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00660.00730.0640NDNDND0.00340.0031NDNDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 1.601.7511.50NDNDND0.501.20NDNDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.00670.00810.0130NDNDND0.00620.0124NDNDNDND
pH low ≥6.06.96.96.8NDNDND7.17.1NDNDNDND
pH high ≤9.57.47.46.9NDNDND7.27.6NDNDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____16,15012,3482,340NDNDND8,89026,700NDNDNDND
Rainbow Trout Pass111NDNDND11NDNDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass111NDNDND11NDNDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameScoZinc Limited - Scotia Mine
Operator NameSelwyn Resources Ltd.
Product(s)Zinc-Lead
Address15601 Highway 224, Cooks Brook, Nova Scotia B0N 2H0
Effluent Discharge PointPolishing Pond Outlet
ScoZinc Limited - Scotia Mine - Polishing Pond Outlet
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 0.00060.00030.00090.00160.00150.00150.00260.00240.00220.00210.00190.0003
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00370.00060.00130.00310.00980.00760.00490.00480.00530.00510.00350.0013
CN (mg/L)1.0 0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00050.00110.00180.00050.00170.0005
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00120.00020.00200.00150.00150.00110.00050.00050.00420.00110.00230.0009
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00120.00030.00080.00070.00060.00080.00080.00050.00130.00090.00070.0005
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.06800.01730.03800.05300.02700.02130.01430.01090.01330.02030.02490.0391
TSS (mg/L)15 1.922.151.802.872.102.121.101.752.562.353.633.46
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.16.47.17.77.57.37.57.67.57.37.26.3
pH high ≤9.57.16.47.17.77.67.67.77.87.67.47.37.3
Flow (m3/month) ____313,787371,628558,180164,37859,749263,965228,01759,84283,085307,280674,0761,496,253
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameSeabee Gold Mine
Operator NameClaude Resources Inc.
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O.Box 1230, La Ronge, Saskatchewan S0J 1L0
Effluent Discharge PointFinal Discharge Point 1.2
Seabee Gold Mine - Final Discharge Point 1.2
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 0.00010.00010.00010.00010.00020.00010.00010.00020.00020.00020.00020.0002
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.01300.00900.00920.00870.01600.01300.01400.01200.01500.01200.00910.0100
CN (mg/L)1.0 0.00050.00200.00100.00200.00050.00050.00100.00050.00300.00350.00600.0070
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00090.00090.00070.00040.00050.00030.00020.00030.00050.00030.00030.0004
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.02600.02700.02500.02500.02600.02400.03000.03100.03300.03900.02900.0290
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.01200.00820.00680.00700.00900.00520.00900.00800.00830.01550.01600.0140
TSS (mg/L)15 12.4010.009.5010.807.255.005.609.507.255.008.507.60
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.01000.00250.00600.00800.00250.00250.00250.00250.01000.00480.00250.0090
pH low ≥6.07.57.47.67.57.47.57.57.67.67.57.57.5
pH high ≤9.57.87.87.98.18.08.07.97.98.07.98.07.8
Flow (m3/month) ____66,78464,32763,32364,87768,15867,25273,42368,48269,52768,91864,21761,288
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameSeabee Gold Mine
Operator NameClaude Resources Inc.
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O.Box 1230, La Ronge, Saskatchewan S0J 1L0
Effluent Discharge PointFinal Discharge Point 1.3
Seabee Gold Mine - Final Discharge Point 1.3
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)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 NameSeabee Gold Mine
Operator NameClaude Resources Inc.
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O.Box 1230, La Ronge, Saskatchewan S0J 1L0
Effluent Discharge PointFinal Discharge Point 1.5
Seabee Gold Mine - Final Discharge Point 1.5
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 NDNDNDNDND0.00130.00090.00090.0008NDNDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDND0.02550.01700.02130.0165NDNDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDND0.00380.00360.00780.0075NDNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDND0.00020.00020.00030.0003NDNDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.01400.01220.01430.0155NDNDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDND0.00610.00290.00230.0023NDNDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDND6.380.802.501.50NDNDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDND0.00250.00790.00310.0063NDNDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDND6.66.86.97.2NDNDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDND6.97.67.77.2NDNDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDND20,92432,75233,7686,864NDNDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDND1111NDNDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDND1111NDNDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameShakespeare Nickel Mine
Operator NameURSA Major Minerals Inc. / Wellgreen Platinum Ltd.
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Gold-Platinum-Palladium
AddressLots 1 and 2, Concession 5, Shakespeare Township, Ontario
Effluent Discharge PointMISA Weir
Shakespeare Nickel Mine - MISA Weir
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As a result of a corporate merger in 2012, the ownership of the facility was transferred from URSA Major Minerals Inc. to Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. No toxicity test results were provided for the month of May.

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 NDNDND0.00050.0005NDNDNDND0.0005NDND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDND0.00220.0065NDNDNDND0.0039NDND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNMRNMRNDNDNDNDNMRNDND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDND0.00050.0006NDNDNDND0.0006NDND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDND0.02940.0375NDNDNDND0.2634NDND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDND0.01380.0044NDNDNDND0.0068NDND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDND2.501.14NDNDNDND1.43NDND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDND0.00250.0040NDNDNDND0.0025NDND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDND7.68.2NDNDNDND7.7NDND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDND7.68.4NDNDNDND8.4NDND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDND34,42240,635NDNDNDND33,195NDND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDND1-NDNDNDND1NDND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDND1-NDNDNDND1NDND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameSigma (Mine)
Operator NameCentury Mining Corporation
Product(s)Gold
Address300 3rd Avenue, Val-d'Or, Quebec J9P 4N9
Effluent Discharge PointFinal Effluent EFF1
Sigma (Mine) - Final Effluent EFF1
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No test results for Daphnia Magna monitoring were provided for April and July. No test results for acute lethality were provided for June. No toxicity test results were provided for the month of November.

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 NDNDND0.00050.00030.00070.00070.00040.00030.00030.0003ND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDND0.00230.00240.00130.00780.00140.00130.00220.0071ND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDND0.01300.01070.01000.01500.03450.02910.03580.0217ND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDND0.00020.00050.02300.00030.00060.00070.00020.0009ND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDND0.00140.00340.00480.00520.00470.00300.00360.0041ND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDND0.00250.00280.00250.01960.00200.00300.02060.0017ND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDND0.502.834.504.630.882.801.880.67ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDND0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00140.00120.00130.0010ND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDND7.47.87.77.47.57.47.57.7ND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDND7.47.98.07.77.87.77.97.8ND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDND29,952261,055211,247,121,694277,717241,453177,635173,139ND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDND1--1111-ND
Acute Lethality Test Fail----1-------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDND-11-111-ND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameSnow Lake Mill
Operator NameHudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. - Hudbay Minerals Inc.
Product(s)Copper-Zinc-Selenium-Tellurium-Silver
AddressP.O. Box 1500, Flin Flon, Manitoba R8A 1N9
Effluent Discharge PointAnderson Lake Discharge
Snow Lake Mill - Anderson Lake Discharge
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No toxicity test results were provided for October. 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 NDNDND0.00200.00180.00200.00220.0023ND0.00240.0015ND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDND0.00400.00630.00500.00400.0040ND0.01100.0165ND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNDNMRNMRND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDND0.01000.01000.01000.01000.0100ND0.00790.0100ND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDND0.00350.00350.00350.00350.0035ND0.00290.0035ND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDND0.05700.06830.03050.02240.0228ND0.08580.1340ND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDND1.902.143.701.432.08ND2.001.23ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDND0.01000.00520.00250.00600.0000ND0.00900.0000ND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDND7.47.27.67.17.2ND7.88.0ND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDND7.48.38.47.98.4ND9.18.7ND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDND53,991586,993494,394680,107824,157ND946,864568,118ND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDND11111ND-2ND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDND11111ND-2ND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameSnow Lake Mine
Operator NameQMX Gold Corporation
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Box 451, 114 Cedar Street, Snow Lake, Manitoba R0B 1M0
Effluent Discharge PointSWM-03 (Birch Lake Outlet Embankment Decant Discharge)
Snow Lake Mine - SWM-03 (Birch Lake Outlet Embankment Decant 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)NDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDNDND
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 NameStrathcona Tailings Treatment System - Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations - Strathcona
Operator NameXstrata Canada Corporation / Glencore Canada Corporation
Product(s)Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum-Palladium
AddressOnaping, Ontario P0M 2R0
Effluent Discharge PointFecunis RR Bridge
Strathcona Tailings Treatment System - Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations - Strathcona - Fecunis RR Bridge
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: As of July 30, 2013, the ownership of the facility was transferred from Xstrata Canada Corporation to Glencore Canada Corporation and the facility name was changed to "Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations - Strathcona".

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 0.00250.00330.00170.00240.00120.00160.00110.00110.00110.00100.00080.0009
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.01040.00620.02410.02220.01040.01150.00860.01020.00380.00530.01200.0054
CN (mg/L)1.0 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00090.00060.00090.00110.00060.00160.0005
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00070.00080.00010.00230.00020.00040.00090.00010.00010.00060.00040.0002
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.08640.08300.13500.09740.05120.03620.04200.03990.03510.03100.04490.0646
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00660.00670.00850.00920.00360.01080.02670.00430.00010.00320.00330.0038
TSS (mg/L)15 0.300.100.580.830.510.411.200.600.340.320.350.18
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0200NMRNMRNMRNMR0.00500.0130NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.37.47.27.47.27.37.46.87.26.97.07.2
pH high ≤9.57.77.67.57.57.67.57.57.57.57.57.57.6
Flow (m3/month) ____1,689,7801,816,7792,328,7613,905,8584,180,4702,452,7581,131,9431,005,9121,214,329867,1501,798,4362,375,072
Rainbow Trout Pass2NMRNMRNMR1NMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass2NMRNMRNMR1NMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------

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

Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - East Pit Dewatering East
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - East Pit 1 Dewatering
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - East Pit 2 Dewatering
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Flora Lake Discharge
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Knoll Lake Inflow
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Loadout Ditch Discharge
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Shops East Discharge
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Shops South Discharge
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Tailings Discharge
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Tailings Line Emergency Dump Basin 1
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - West Pit 1 Extension Settling Basin

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointEast Pit Dewatering East
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - East Pit Dewatering East
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 NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointEast Pit 1 Dewatering
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - East Pit 1 Dewatering
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 NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointEast Pit 2 Dewatering
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - East Pit 2 Dewatering
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 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00080.00100.00100.00100.00100.0010
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00030.00030.00030.00070.00030.00030.00170.00030.00030.00070.00030.0003
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00110.0010
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00330.00320.00350.00250.00250.00250.00300.00250.00250.00250.00250.0025
TSS (mg/L)15 0.680.950.632.124.401.653.685.552.802.703.153.56
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0050NMRNMR0.0200NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.77.87.77.67.67.77.77.67.87.27.47.3
pH high ≤9.57.97.97.97.97.77.87.87.97.97.87.77.6
Flow (m3/month) ____682,066614,318619,455722,813812,344841,5891,023,2771,375,0511,259,4591,141,6881,349,072716,582
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointFlora Lake Discharge
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Flora Lake 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 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00090.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.0010
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00160.00030.0021
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00150.0010
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00250.00250.00250.00250.00250.00490.00250.00250.00250.00330.00250.0025
TSS (mg/L)15 3.201.703.731.6223.2524.003.602.251.903.002.201.50
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.77.77.67.57.47.57.57.67.77.57.57.5
pH high ≤9.57.87.87.77.87.57.67.77.87.87.77.77.6
Flow (m3/month) ____6,639,4447,618,7224,873,5936,769,48611,592,1896,332,9854,912,3765,017,06411,258,7956,410,4043,565,7903,359,049
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointKnoll Lake Inflow
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Knoll Lake Inflow
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 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.0010
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.0003
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00100.00100.00140.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00170.0016
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00880.00710.00410.00520.00460.02110.00610.00460.00820.01080.00550.0056
TSS (mg/L)15 2.901.602.302.802.757.101.882.401.852.761.7813.92
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0100NMRNMR0.0200NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.37.77.67.27.47.47.37.47.27.37.07.1
pH high ≤9.57.77.97.97.88.57.67.77.77.67.67.37.8
Flow (m3/month) ____460,400517,678381,822346,887642,739383,449297,211538,477350,704244,060313,508538,390
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass-NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail1-----------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointLoadout Ditch Discharge
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Loadout Ditch 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 NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointShops East Discharge
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Shops East 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 NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointShops South Discharge
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Shops South 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 NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointTailings Discharge
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Tailings 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 NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointTailings Line Emergency Dump Basin 1
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - Tailings Line Emergency Dump Basin 1
ParametersLimitsJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.

Comments: No toxicity test results were provided for February and September. No flow data was provided for June.

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 0.00050.00050.00070.00050.00070.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00160.00100.00100.0010
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00180.00030.0025
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.0010
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00750.00680.00320.00460.00820.00250.00250.00250.00250.00480.00250.0052
TSS (mg/L)15 26.3317.0019.5513.8528.2513.3514.1027.5015.6012.338.305.30
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.01000.00500.00500.00750.01380.00750.00720.00500.00500.00870.00500.0050
pH low ≥6.07.47.47.47.17.17.37.57.47.57.47.47.1
pH high ≤9.57.57.47.97.57.47.47.67.77.67.67.47.2
Flow (m3/month) ____29,29485440120,3293,785-7946,82797,25796,591107,49677,466
Rainbow Trout Pass1-111111-111
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1-111111-111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameWabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine
Operator NameWabush Mines Joint Venture
Product(s)Iron
AddressScully Mine, P.O. Box 3000, Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador A0R 1B0
Effluent Discharge PointWest Pit Extension Settling Basin
Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine - West Pit Extension Settling Basin
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 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.00050.0005
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00100.00100.00100.00190.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.0010
CN (mg/L)1.0 NMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMRNMR
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.00030.0007
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00100.00100.00130.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00130.0010
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.00340.00330.00370.00250.00250.00320.00290.00250.00250.00330.00250.0025
TSS (mg/L)15 0.800.500.500.681.101.201.281.151.100.840.500.50
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.0200NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR0.0050NMRNMR
pH low ≥6.07.37.37.37.17.27.27.17.27.27.07.06.8
pH high ≤9.57.67.57.57.67.37.37.47.87.37.47.57.1
Flow (m3/month) ____2,030,3441,495,7731,260,8162,265,3352,171,5372,147,4854,229,5983,343,2673,694,0263,580,3052,367,1842,616,993
Rainbow Trout Pass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass1NMRNMR1NMRNMR1NMRNMR-NMRNMR
Monitoring TestFail---------1--

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

Williams Mine - Polishing Pond Discharge CP 400
Williams Mine - Stormwater Pond CP 102
Williams Mine - Stormwater Pond CP 0300
Williams Mine - Stormwater Pond CP 400A
Williams Mine - Stormwater Pond CP 0201
Wolverine Project - Wo.TSF - Tailings Storage Facility
Xstrata Nickel Sudbury Smelter - Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations - Smelter
Yellowjacket Gold Mine
Young-Davidson Mine
Yukon Refinery

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameWilliams Mine
Operator NameBarrick Gold Corporation - Williams Operating Corporation
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Bag 500, Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0
Effluent Discharge PointPolishing Pond Discharge CP 400
Williams Mine – Polishing Pond Discharge CP 400
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 NameWilliams Mine
Operator NameBarrick Gold Corporation - Williams Operating Corporation
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Bag 500, Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0
Effluent Discharge PointStormwater Pond CP 102
Williams Mine - Stormwater Pond CP 102
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 NDNDND0.00570.00370.00520.00350.00610.00810.00910.00570.0125
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDND0.00050.00160.00130.00120.00090.00420.00150.00190.0024
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDND0.00320.00200.00230.00140.00980.00630.01480.00550.0040
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDND0.00050.00050.00050.00050.00060.00070.00010.00040.0005
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDND0.00690.00290.00380.00320.00440.00360.00450.00520.0040
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDND0.00940.00290.00150.00180.00150.00930.00330.00470.0098
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDND4.785.702.534.403.253.532.625.003.00
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDND0.00640.00780.01230.00860.00630.00650.00500.00630.0050
pH low ≥6.0NDNDND7.47.47.87.77.87.87.87.67.5
pH high ≤9.5NDNDND7.77.98.08.18.08.08.07.97.6
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDND54,14979,23658,956101,432126,807132,20093,52343,1932,681
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDND111111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDND111111111
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameWilliams Mine
Operator NameBarrick Gold Corporation - Williams Operating Corporation
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Bag 500, Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0
Effluent Discharge PointStormwater Pond CP 0300
Williams Mine - Stormwater Pond CP 0300
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 NDNDND0.00050.0006NDNDNDND0.00080.0005ND
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDND0.00080.0017NDNDNDND0.00110.0017ND
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDND0.00130.0012NDNDNDND0.00100.0020ND
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDND0.00070.0005NDNDNDND0.00000.0005ND
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDND0.00170.0020NDNDNDND0.00090.0010ND
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDND0.00150.0060NDNDNDND0.00100.0025ND
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDND2.302.06NDNDNDND1.501.50ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDND0.01770.0050NDNDNDND0.00500.0050ND
pH low ≥6.0NDNDND7.47.3NDNDNDND7.67.5ND
pH high ≤9.5NDNDND7.67.9NDNDNDND7.97.7ND
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDND30,35879,236NDNDNDND39,06019,412ND
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDND11NDNDNDND11ND
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDND11NDNDNDND11ND
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameWilliams Mine
Operator NameBarrick Gold Corporation - Williams Operating Corporation
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Bag 500, Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0
Effluent Discharge PointStormwater Pond CP 400A
Williams Mine - Stormwater Pond CP 400A
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 0.00500.00500.00500.00500.0065NDND0.0134ND0.0141ND0.0050
Cu (mg/L)0.3 0.00230.00370.00250.00220.0048NDND0.0026ND0.0027ND0.0040
CN (mg/L)1.0 0.01250.00680.00700.00390.0270NDND0.0290ND0.0400ND0.0070
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 0.00050.00050.00050.00050.0005NDND0.0005ND0.0005ND0.0005
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 0.00940.01130.00810.00860.0056NDND0.0062ND0.0075ND0.0078
Zn (mg/L)0.5 0.02350.02900.01530.01410.0198NDND0.0075ND0.0112ND0.0285
TSS (mg/L)15 5.607.3023.2016.4339.10NDND12.00ND11.00ND3.00
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 0.00500.00800.00500.00500.0135NDND0.0050ND0.0025ND0.0120
pH low ≥6.07.77.67.57.77.6NDND7.7ND7.8ND7.8
pH high ≤9.57.77.67.87.87.7NDND7.7ND7.8ND7.8
Flow (m3/month) ____26,988226,601239,397679,08627,643NDND4,695ND4,284ND7,978
Rainbow Trout Pass11111NDND1ND1ND1
Acute Lethality Test Fail------------
Daphnia magnaPass11111NDND1ND1ND1
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameWilliams Mine
Operator NameBarrick Gold Corporation - Williams Operating Corporation
Product(s)Gold
AddressP.O. Bag 500, Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0
Effluent Discharge PointTreated Effluent CP 0201
Williams Mine - Treated Effluent CP 0201
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 NDNDNDNDNDND0.00250.00250.00240.00210.00200.0021
Cu (mg/L)0.3 NDNDNDNDNDND0.00270.00280.00410.00620.03040.0803
CN (mg/L)1.0 NDNDNDNDNDND0.00640.00500.00620.01650.06330.1070
Pb (mg/L) 0.2 NDNDNDNDNDND0.00050.00050.00050.00000.00030.0005
Ni (mg/L) 0.5 NDNDNDNDNDND0.05640.05230.05390.06660.07580.0800
Zn (mg/L)0.5 NDNDNDNDNDND0.00150.00150.00130.00080.00130.0015
TSS (mg/L)15 NDNDNDNDNDND2.381.651.601.501.334.00
Ra-226 (Bq/L)0.37 NDNDNDNDNDND0.00420.00500.00500.00500.00440.0050
pH low ≥6.0NDNDNDNDNDND7.17.47.37.27.27.2
pH high ≤9.5NDNDNDNDNDND7.67.67.67.47.27.3
Flow (m3/month) ____NDNDNDNDNDND318,613352,485413,550439,960296,62497,084
Rainbow Trout PassNDNDNDNDNDND111111
Acute Lethality Test Fail-----------1
Daphnia magnaPassNDNDNDNDNDND111112
Monitoring TestFail------------
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill NameWolverine Project
Operator NameYukon Zinc Corporation
Product(s)Zinc-Copper-Lead-Silver-Gold
Address190 km NW of Watson Lake, Yukon
Effluent Discharge PointWo.TSF – Tailings Storage Facility
Wolverine Project - Wo.TSF - Tailings Storage Facility
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-----