Integrated Management System for Noise and Dust Control


Mr Pascal Rheaume

The mining plan lies at the heart of an open-pit project. It is mostly elaborated on technical and economical aspects. However, recent mining plans must also include social and environmental aspects such as noise and dust control. These two sources of pollution may greatly impact mining operations when close to urban areas. Noise and dust emissions may indeed force operations to slow down or even stop occasionally, directly impacting the profitability of the mine. In an attempt to minimize the economic loss in such situations, WSP Canada Inc. is currently developing an integrated management system for noise and dust control. This presentation will give a brief overview of the tool development status, its capability to optimize mine productions and WSP’s vision for the future of the system.