Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) carried out design and construction monitoring for the fine coal storage areas in the 1970s for this 5 Mt/a coal mine located in the northeast coal area of British Columbia. In 2009 the project was reassessed. A feasibility study was completed in 2012 to re-open the mine, which is currently in care and maintenance due to unfavourable market conditions. KCB was responsible for design of the mine waste rock dumps and water management systems for the project. Water management includes water quality mitigation strategies, site side water balance, hydrogeology studies, waste dump design, and tailings facility design. The existing tailings facility will be raised to store the fine tailings. A groundwater interceptor mitigation system is required to intercept potential elevated selenium concentrations from reaching the receiving aquatic habitat. KCB supported the feasibility study and Mines Act Amendement Permit applications that were completed in 2012 and 2013, respsectively.
Quintette Coal Project
British Columbia, Canada