4. Overall Compliance Assessment for Prescribed Deleterious Substances and pH in 2013
Overall, the metal mining sector is achieving over 99% compliance with the prescribed limits for arsenic, copper, cyanide, nickel, zinc, radium 226 and pH, and a 100% compliance rate for lead.
Only a few sporadic exceedances were reported for arsenic, copper, cyanide, nickel, zinc, radium 226 and pH.
The Eagle River Mill exceeded the limits for several parameters: copper, cyanide, zinc and total suspended solids.
In 2013, the overall compliance rate achieved by the metal mining sector with respect to meeting the total suspended solids limits was 97.9%. The Elross Lake Area Iron Ore Mine, the Complexe métallurgique Sorel-Tracy, the Vezza Mine, the Wabush Mines Joint Venture – Scully Mine and the Williams Mine failed to consistently meet total suspended solids limits.