Vancouver, BC –BQE Water Inc. has entered into a contract with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources of the Yukon Government to provide expertise and support with water management at Minto Mine located in central Yukon and on settlement land of the Selkirk First Nation.
Under the contract, BQE Water will provide two types of services. First is operations services, which focuses on the seasonal operation of the existing water treatment plant at Minto Mine and managing the environmental discharge in accordance with the current Water Use License. Second is technical advisory and engineering services, which entails assisting the government with assessing water management changes, including to the existing treatment system, to support site closure and remediation for the long-term.
David Kratochvil, President & CEO of BQE Water, commented, “We understand how important safe, transparent and cost-effective clean water production at Minto Mine is for the Yukon and for all project stakeholders. Since we re-engaged with the project, Minto Metals, the Selkirk First Nation and the Yukon Government have had our commitment to deliver first rate service no matter the site circumstances. We are also appreciative of the opportunity to work directly with the Yukon Government to continue to deliver on this commitment.”