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May 16th, 2022
Planned activities for the week of May 16th include on-going Earthworks within the Tailings Management Facility, drilling, blasting, foundation work and the start of steel erection within the Process Plant Site area, drilling, blasting and placement of rock for the Highway 11 Realignment, and the installation of power lines and road construction.
What’s coming next:
Greenstone Mine will be conducting scheduled blasts within the Project Area and within the Highway 11 Realignment Area. Blasting will occur on a regular basis during the construction and operations phases of the Project. Blasting Notices are posted on the website homepage. Enbridge Gas Inc. (EGI) blasting notices will be posted on the Greenstone Mine website homepage. Greenstone Mine is not responsible for any EGI blast delays or cancellation that are not reflected on the website homepage.‘No Trespassing’ signs within the former Barton Bay Trail area due to work activities being undertaken for the construction of the Highway 11 Realignment and the MacLeod High Tailings (MHT) seepage collection system have been installed for everyone’s safety as this work continues. With the MHT pump well building in place, pumping of historical tailings water to the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant is underway. Earthworks in the Kenogamisis Pit located North of Highway 11 behind Between Bridges Inn will continue with loading and hauling of pit run material to the future Plant Site area as needed. Concrete installation is on-going within the future permanent Truck Shop, Process Plant west end and the Power Plant. Structural steel for the Truck Shop continues to arrive. Steel erection for the Effluent Water Treatment Plant is halted. First and second floor complexing of the Administration Building continues, with exterior sealing continuing. M1 Pond preparations for liner installation continues. Temporary Power Line work will continue within the future Plant Site area.Ongoing hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the Goldfield Creek Dam, and management of water in both the Tailings Management Facility (TMF) and Goldfield Creek areas is ongoing.Drilling and blasting within the future Highway 11 Realignment footprint (west side) will continue. Placement of materials continues east of Michael Power Boulevard. With the Michael Power Boulevard Crossing in use, motorists are asked to obey the 60 km/h maximum speed limit and to proceed with caution. Work within the future MTO Patrol Yard continues with forming work underway.Construction in and around Greenstone Mine involves the use of heavy equipment such as zoom booms, cranes, drills, excavators, skidders, wood chippers, bulldozers, tri-axle haul trucks, articulated trucks and loaders. For health and safety reasons, we caution the general public to follow and obey all posted signs across the Project area.The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we construct the Greenstone Mine.
Work on the construction of Enbridge’s 13 kilometre (km) 6-inch diameter steel natural gas pipeline to provide the project with clean, affordable natural gas has started. More information on Enbridge’s project can be found here: https://www.enbridgegas.com/about-enbridge-gas/projects/greenstone-pipeline-project
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