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Environment Canada - Environmental Protection Operations Division
To monitor effluent discharges from mines under the federal Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER). The MMER establish monitoring and reporting requirements with respect to prescribed effluent limits for deleterious substances and require Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) in order to detect and quantify changes in aquatic ecosystems affected by mine effluent discharges. Mine operators subject to the MMER are required to collect weekly and quarterly samples at identified final discharge points at each site. Environment Canada inspectors also conduct periodic inspections of these mines and collect additional samples for quality control purposes.
Number of sites: information not available
Parameter measured: Water Chemistry - Inorganics, Water Chemistry - Metals, Water Chemistry - Physical, Water Chemistry - Toxicity, Aquatic Organisms - Fish, Aquatic Organisms - Invertebrates, Aquatic Organisms - Other
Period of record: 2006 to present
Sampling frequencies: Site dependant
Data availability: Access restricted to mine operators and Environment Canada.
Name: Bob More, Eric Soprovich
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