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Groundwater iron concentrations to blame for mining pond’s discolouration

December 9, 2021
By Ground Water Canada


Moose River, N.S. – An investigation into the rust-coloured substance found at the Atlantic Gold’s tailings pond at its Touquoy mine was iron from groundwater, and no risk to the environment has been determined. The discoloured substance was first discovered in late August, putting environmental groups on edge. Nova Scotia Environment Department inspectors have determined the substance came as a result of elevated iron concentrations from groundwater entering the collection pond. CBC News report | READ MORE