2019 Environment Highlights

Safety First

FOR RESPONSIBLE MINING

Our team had zero reportable safety incidents and zero reportable spills in 2019.

390 lbs

Recycling

Kept almost 390 pounds of materials out of the landfill through our recycling efforts.

9.129kWh

Solar EnerGy

In 2019, we produced 9,129kWh of solar energy to power our operations

57,616 Trees

PLANTED SINCE 2011

To keep sediment out of the river and stabilize the environment, we planted 690 trees at site last year and another 1,152 trees in the Payette National Forest. 

DARK SKIES INITATIVES

Midas Gold Idaho has also undertaken a number of initiatives to reduce environmental impacts, such as our Dark Skies initiative to lead the way in how industry can help reduce light pollution and protect one of Idaho’s most valuable resources—our brilliant night sky.

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

At Stibnite, we have invested in sustainable practices to help the legacy site where we can. For example, we installed solar panels to produce much of our power generation needs on site and have planted nearly 60,000 trees to help reduce erosion and stabilize habitat. At Stibnite, we have invested in sustainable practices to help the legacy site where we can. For example, we installed solar panels to produce much of our power generation needs on site and have planted nearly 60,000 trees to help reduce erosion and stabilize habitat.

Plan of Restoration & Operations (“PRO”)

In 2016, Midas Gold Idaho filed its plan of operations, as defined by the US Forest Service, which we renamed as the Plan of Restoration and Operations to better reflect our objectives. This document more comprehensively sets out our ESG principles and objectives.

The Executive Summary summarizes Midas Gold’s core values and conservation  guidance principles (Section ES.4), Restoration and Mitigation plans (Section ES.7), restoration and mitigation principles (Section ES.8), restoration and reclamation objectives (Section ES.19).

  • These matters are discussed in more detail in Section 2 of the PRO,  while the restoration and mitigation impacts are discussed in more detail in Section 5.
  • As part of its assessment process for the project, Midas Gold Idaho also went through an extensive alternatives analysis based on environmental outcomes, technical feasibility and economic consequences, which process and outcomes are detailed in Appendix G of the PRO.
  • However, we did not stop there but, during the ongoing regulatory review, made a number of changes to the project to reduce environmental impacts, called the Modified PRO (or ModPRO).

 

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