Aux Ormes River - South Branch

Old mining site in Madran

Old mining site in Madran

Water runoff

Contaminants on the stream bed

Contaminants on the stream bed

Old mine structure

Green moss

South Branch Ormes 15

Friday, August 27, 2010

Issue:

Site of old Keymet mine in Madran. The mine site is within the buffer zone on the left bank. Very large clearing from old mine site filled with sediments/tailings. Water runoff from the site that seeps into the river downstream. Very bright orange sediments/contaminants on the stream bed downstream from the site. Bright and lush green moss on the left bank caused by the minerals/nutrients present in the seepage.

Action Required:

Inform the Department of Environment of the situation found at the old Keymet mine. The water quality should be monitored periodically for pH and the presence of dangerous metals.

Negligible alteration

Minor alteration. Must follow site

Alteration with possibility of impact

Alteration with impact. Recommended intervention.

Full restoration

incomplete restoration or monitor

Restoration to be completed