Canadian Malartic Mine manages various monitoring programs that enable it to adapt its practices.
Social monitoring, underway since the spring of 2012, is part of Canadian Malartic Mine’s Human Environment Monitoring Program, which monitors the change in personal connection with the environment, social cohesion dynamics, residents’ physical well-being, perceived vibrations, perceived risks to public health and psychological well-being, the delivery of business and community services in Malartic, and landscape quality. The appropriateness of further monitoring will be assessed jointly with the MSDEFCC, based on monitoring results. This program is a requirement of the Québec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change (MSDEFCC).
Data collection began in the summer of 2014 in order to obtain data during all four seasons and to benchmark from one year to the next. Measuring instruments were installed and calibrated by firms that specialize in this field. Data collected and compiled by Canadian Malartic Mine’s team were analyzed by an external firm and compiled into a study that is available under the Document tab: Presentation of the Results of the Control Home Study at Canadian Malartic Mine.
In 2009, Canadian Malartic Mine mandated a geophysics firm to pre-inspect structures within a radius of 150 metres from the pit, as well as 32 homes and 12 business locations throughout the town. In 2014, Canadian Malartic Mine mandated the same firm to inspect the same 80 control buildings and provide comparative analysis. The program’s objective is to monitor building condition after our operations. The internal and external building inspections included a description of the condition of walls or other structural elements, as well as visible concrete surfaces. A separate report was drafted for each inspection.
Community Relations Team
Tel: 819.757.2225 #3425
Note that a confidential and toll-free telephone line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may also communicate your concerns to the representative.
100, Chemin du Lac Mourier
Malartic, QC J0Y 1Z0
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