Pollution Problems Associated With Sullivan Mine Hot Muck

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 70, No. 782, 1977

R. L. Brown and F. J. L. Miller, Environmental Control, Cominco Ltd., Trail, B.C.

The burning sulphide ores in the Sullivan Mine generate sulphur dioxide gases. This paper is concerned with a description of the environmental impact of SO2 on air quality in the mine and on the surface in the vicinity of the mine. As a result of surface caving, S02 has been able to vent to surface and winds have carried it into one residential area of Kimberley. Monitoring practices are described.
Keywords: Sullivan Mine, Sulphide fires, Mine safety Environmental control, Sulphur dioxide, Pollution, Monitoring.