Sudbury Mining and the Environment
International Conference




Plenary Session: David Schindler Running Out of Steam: The Environmental Impacts of Oil Sands Mining. (Chair, John Gunn)

Session 1-A Northern European Symposium Sweden - Tony Cecutti

  • Lars-Åke Lindahl European Mining Policy – Struggling to Find the Balance between Environmental Protection and Resource Development.
  • Björn Öhlander Effects of Liming a Permanently Stratified Pit Lake, Rävlidmyran, Northern Sweden
  • Lena Alakangas Changes of the Groundwater Quality in Sulphide-Bearing Mine-Tailings as a result of Remediation at Kristineberg, Northern Sweden
  • Lars-Åke Lindahl Guidelines for Tailings Dam Safety – An Initiative by The Swedish Mining Industry

Session 1-B ARD/AMD - Microbes/Sludge - Lesley Warren

  • Nadia Mykytczuk Importance of Studying Adaptation in Acid Mine Drainage Bacteria for Environmental Sustainability
  • Jutta Meier Abatement of Acid Mine Drainage: Sulfate Reduction and Iron Sulfide Formation at Low pH Conditions
  • Luc Bernier Microbial Fingerprints on S Cycling in an Acidic Mine Tailings Lake
  • Kelsey Norlund Thiosulfate oxidation by Acidithiobacillus spp. under varying O2 and Fe(III) conditions
  • Diana Loomer Using Scanning Electron Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy to Determine Trace Metal Associations in Neutralization Sludges: Applications For Chemical Stability Assessments

Session 1-C Management/Planning - Ed Piche

  • Brian Carrow Mining Sector's EMS Status and Implications for the New Environmental Penalties Regime
  • Sheila Daniel Reducing Fossil Fuel Use: Comparison of the Environmental Impacts and Approvals For Onsite Diesel Generation With Connection To The Electrical Grid
  • Zhifei Hu Process Optimization for O&M Cost Savings - A Case Study for Gold Mining Effluent Treatment
  • Leeann Graham The Use of Ecosystem Templates for Mine Reclamation Planning in Northwestern British Columbia

Session 1-D Mining Water Symposium Monitoring and Assessment 1 - John Gunn

  • Peter Campbell The "Metals in the (Human) Environment - Research Network": MIT(H)E-RN Research Highlights 1998 - present
  • Chantal Sarrazin-Delay Using benthic invertebrates as biomonitors in northern Ontario; Progression of the RCA Network
  • Shelley Arnott Chemical and Biological Recovery of Killarney Park, Ontario Lakes (1972- 2005) following Sulphur Emission Reductions
  • Jennifer Winter Phytoplankton Recovery from Acid and Metal Contamination: A Comparison of Limed and Un-Manipulated Lakes

Session 2-A International Smelter Lands - Kola - Peter Beckett

  • Sergey Koptsik Present and Future Risks of Excess Heavy Metal Input to Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Kola Peninsula
  • Galina Koptsik Bioavailability and Phytotoxicity of Heavy Metals in Soils Affected By Nickel-Processing Industry in Northern Fennoscandia
  • Natalia Lukina Influence of Emissions from Cu-Ni smelters on Forest Ecosystems in the Kola Peninsula
  • Mikhail Kozlov Impact of Point Polluters on Terrestrial Biota: Comparative Analysis

Session 2-B Extractive Chemical Applications - Jean-François Fiset

  • Jeff Bain Evaluation of the Treatment of Groundwater Arsenic at Mining and Industrial Sites Using ZVI and BOFS Permeable Reactive Barriers
  • Alan Lock Use of a Sequential Extraction Procedure to Reveal Arsenic Sorption Kinetics in an Oxygenated Sediment
  • Wijdan Malik We are What we Breathe - An examination of Potential Bioavailability of Metals in Aerosols
  • Gaétan Bourdages ACTIFLO® Clarification for Mining Application: Efficient and Compact Technology
  • David Brown Geochemical Characterization of Waste Rock Using Field Kinetic Testing at the Antamina Mine
  • Michael Schindler Coatings on Rocks and Minerals in Mine Tailings

Session 2-C Sustainability - Christian Matossian

  • Karen Clarke-Whistler Sustainable Finance: Managing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Risks
  • Frank Palkovits Toward Sustainability - Mine Waste and Paste Surface Co-Disposal
  • Afshin Parsamanesh Placer Mining and Sustainability: A Case Study in Atlin, British Columbia
  • Kyle Stanfield Sustainability and the Galore Creek Copper Gold Project Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Andy Dean Mine Development and Reclamation: Monitoring Sustainable Development using Satellite Imagery
  • Caius Priscu Sustainable Long Term Closure and Reclamation Solutions at Manibridge Mine Site in Manitoba

Session 2-D Monitoring and Assessment 2 - Bill Keller

  • Amy Tropea Diatoms as Indicators of Biological Recovery in Lakes from Acidification and Metal-Contamination in Sudbury, Ontario
  • Christine Greenaway Recovery from Acidification and Metal Contamination in Lakes near Wawa, Ontario: A Paleolimnological Assessment
  • Donald Jackson Chemical and Biological Recovery of Aquatic Systems near Wawa, ON
  • Amanda Valois Spatial Patterns In Zooplankton Community Structure In Lakes Recovering From Acidification And Metal Contamination
  • George Morgan Quantifying the Impact of Colonists and Invaders in the Recovery of Sudbury’s Acidified Lake Fish Communities
  • Ashley Tremblay Genetic Structure of Yellow Perch (Perca falvescens ) Populations across Habitat and Contamination Gradients in Sudbury, ON.

Long Term Environmental Montoring Symposium: A Prerequisite for Sustainability

Plenary Session: Bernd LottermoserMining Environments: The Good, Bad and Ugly. (Chair. Graeme Spiers)

Session 3-A Sudbury - Abiotic Sandra Ausma

  • Raymond Potvin Air quality trends in the Sudbury area 1953-2002
  • Pamela Koski Atmospheric Particulate Matter Within The Sudbury Footprint
  • Aimee Williamson Has the Signature been Retained… the Chemistry of Lakes Downwind of a Smelter Region, Sudbury, Ontario
  • José Saavedra Comparative Assesment of Geostatistical Tools: A Sudbury Case Study
  • Lindsay Robertson Selenium Release During Saturated Periods from the Soils of the Sudbury Region, Ontario

Session 3-B Spectroscopic Chemical Applications - François Caron

  • Eduard Guerra On the Potential Application of Raman Spectroscopy for Monitoring Acidity in Mine Effluents
  • Jeff Warner In-Situ Monitoring and Validation of a Uranium Mill Tailings Management Facility Design Using X-Ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure (Xanes) Spectroscopy
  • Skya Fawcett Understanding the Environmental Mobility of Arsenic and Antimony associated with Mine Waste using XANES, Selective Leach, and Pore Water Analysis
  • Joinal Abedin Comparison of Extractants for Phytoavailable Metals in Soils
  • Babsola Ajiboye Speciation of Phosphorus in Biosolids - Potential Nutrient Source for Tailings Cover

Session 3-C Erosion/Climate Change - Liette Vasseur

  • Lindsay Robertson The Application of USLE to Construction Erosion Control in Mountainous Regions: Ruby Creek
  • Cathy Wall Erosion Control Solutions
  • Tina Neale Mining in a Changing Climate: Impacts and Adaptation Needs in the Mining Sector
  • Alan Douglas Assessing the Risk: Are You Vulnerable to Climate Change?
  • Larry Breckenridge Mitigating Acid Rock Drainage from Mine Facilities in a Tropical Climate

Session 3-D Mining Water Symposium Monitoring and Assessment 2 - Tom Meritt

  • Joseph R. Shaw Molybdenum Project Construction Molecular Changes and Ecological
  • Costs of Multi-generational Metal Exposure in the Environmental Indicator Species, Daphnia pulex
  • John Colbourne The Genome Sequence of Daphnia for the Environmental Sciences -- Towards Biotechnologies that detect Chemical Impact on Populations
  • Greg Pyle Making Sense of Non-Scents in Metal Contaminated Aquatic Systems
  • Martha Celis-Salgado Assessing the potential for recovery of zooplankton from mining impacts

Session 4-A Sudbury - Biotic - Joseph Fyfe

  • Sarah Bogart The corms of Eriophorum vaginatum thriving in metal contaminated wetlands in Sudbury, ON, do not accumulate industrial metals
  • Jennifer Babin-Fenske Reaching for the Instars: Do Restoration Efforts Benefit the Soil Insect Community
  • Peter Beckett Ecological Status of the Sudbury Land Reclamation Program
  • Joinal Abedin An In Vitro Gastrointestinal Method to Assess Bioaccessibility of Metal(loid)s in Sudbury Soils
  • Peter Nosko Sudbury’s Abandoned Roast Yards: Toxicity Hotspots – Valuable Living Laboratories for the Study of Ecosystem Recovery

Session 4-B Sludge/Waste Rock - Karen Besemann

  • Suzanne Beauchemin Stability of Neutralization Sludge Stored Under a Shallow Water Cover
  • Michel Chouteau A Geophysical Investigation of the Internal Structure of a Waste Rock Pile
  • Belkacem Lahmira Numerical Modeling of Cover Installation Effect on Fluid Flow in the Mine Doyon South Waste Rock Pile
  • Richard Amos Wind Induced Oxygen Transport through a Waste Rock Pile
  • Len Murray Waste Rock and Tailings Management in Extreme Settings

Session 4-C Mining in Extreme Environments - The North - Xioagang Hu

  • Sheila Daniel Victor Project: Design, Construction and Approvals in a Wet, Northern Muskeg Environment
  • Michael Moncur Seasonal Cycle of Metals Discharging From an Abandoned Mine Site in Northern Canada
  • Caius Priscu Preparation of a Remediation Plan for Two Abandoned Silver Mine Sites in Nunavut, Canada
  • Steven Aiken An Overview of the Mary River Iron Ore Project
  • Michael Davies Pogo Project Alaska – Tailings And Water Management For A Cold Regions Mine

Session 4-D Adaptations and Responses to Metal Stress (2) - Nelson Belzile

  • François Caron An Overview of Aqueous Speciation of Metals for Geochemical and Toxicity Modelling
  • Satyendra Bhavsar TRANSPEC-ERA: A Model to Estimate Metal Speciation-Fate-Bioaccumulation and Toxicological Hazard
  • Paula Antunes A Comparison of Measured Versus BLM-Predicted Toxicity of Nickel and Copper to Duckweed (Lemna minor ) in Natural Waters
  • Nadar Kharouba The Processes of Nickel Partitioning in the Water Column of a Recovering Lake in the Sudbury, Ontario Region
  • Nilima Gandhi Estimation of Metal Characterization Factors for Sudbury Lakes – Analysis of Metal’s Speciation, Fate, Exposure and Ecotoxicity Issues

Session 5-A Canada: Acid Tailings Susan Blieker

  • Catherine Reid (Isabelle Demers) Application of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) To Sulphidic Tailings Management
  • Jeff Martin Innovative Closure Concepts for the Xstrata Nickel Onaping Operations
  • Andy Small Design And Construction Of Headwater Pond Tailings Facility, Voisey’s Bay Nickel Project, Labrador
  • Jennifer Kavalench Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Hardpan Layers in Exposed Tailings at CVRD INCO Thompson Mine
  • Greg Noack Managing Surface Water at CVRD INCO's Integrated Mining, Milling and Smelting Operiations in Sudbury, Ontario: Implementing Modern Solutions to Legacy Challenges
  • Bernard Aubé Pit Lake Treatment at Les Mines Selbaie

Session 5-B Passive Treatment/Soil & Agriculture - Peter Nosko

  • Erin Clyde Investigation of Passive Treatment Alternatives for the Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage at an Abandoned Mine Site: Williams Brothers Mine (California)
  • Abelkabir Maqsoud Evaluation of Hydraulic Residence Time in the Limestone Drains of the Lorraine Site, Latulippe, Québec
  • Steve Cioccio Field-testing of Lime and Mn Soil Amendments for Improvement of Oat and Soybean Vegetative Biomass and Seed Yeilds in Metal-Contaminated Port Colbourne Clay Soil
  • Tereza Dan (Beverly Hale) Amelioration of Ni Phytotoxicity In Crops Grown in Ni-Impacted Agricultural Soils Near Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
  • Chen Longqian Profile Constructing and Elevation Design of Soil Reclaimed By Hydraulic Dredge Pump in Mining Areas

Session 5-C World Experience Matthew Pickard

  • Dennis Kemp Development of a Global Acid Rock Drainage Guide
  • Nobuyuki Masuda Japanese Experience to Prevent and Overcome Mine Pollutions
  • Genc Demi Impact of mining solid waste in Albania and recommendation to decrease pollution in surrounding areas
  • Matthew Pickard Diamonds: Environmental Management from Exploration to Production

Session 5-D Assessment and Management Options - Norman Yan

  • Keith Somers Experimental Designs and Assessment Methods for Evaluating the Environmental Effects of Effluents
  • James Higgins Biological Removal of Low Concentration Dissolved Metals in an Engineered Wetland System
  • Kim Connors Moving a Small Boreal Lake - What is involved? Application of a Whole Lake Compensation Plan under the Federal Fisheries Act
  • Rachael Fletcher The Assessment of Contaminated Sediments from Mining Activities using a Sediment Decision-Making Tool
  • John Gunn Healthy Watersheds, Healthy Lakes: Role of Land Reclamation in the Recovery of Lakes
  • Norman Yan A Synthesis of the Mining Water's Symposium

Plenary Session - Peter Chapman Environmental Risks Of Inorganic Metals and Metalloids: A Continuing, Evolving Scientific Odyssey. (Chair, Chrisopher Wren)

Session 6-A Timmins - Lisa Lanteigne

  • Mazda Biglari Geochemical Optimization of Thickened Tailings Deposition to Minimize Water Treatment during Operations at the Kidd Metallurgical Site, Timmins, Ontario
  • Nural Kuyucak Managing Thiosalts In Mill Effluents Studies Conducted At The Kidd Metallurgical Site
  • James Warren Relocation of Acid-Generating Tailings, Pamour Mine, South Porcupine, Ontario Geochemical Characterization and Design Strategy
  • Chris Hamblin The Continuing Rehabilitation of the Kam Kotia Mine Site:an Acid- Generating Abandoned Tailings Site
  • Barb Dowsley Treatment and Discharge of Acid Mine Drainage at the Kam Kotia Abandoned Mine Site 2005

Session 6-B Historical/Phytoremediation - William Mackasey

  • Charles Dumaresq Canada’s Mining Heritage: Balancing the Heritage with the Environment, Health and Safety
  • Roberta Pedlar-Hobbs Operation, Care and Maintenance of Closed Mine Sites
  • Andy Phillips Rehabilitation of Small Historic Mine Sites
  • James Theriault A Mine Reclamation Success Story: Remediating a Historic Mine Property and Returning the Mining Leases To The Crown
  • Shivendra Sahi Phytoremediation, a Novel Method for Removal of Heavy Metals from Environment: Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms

Session 6-C Risk Assessment Symposium (1) - Christopher Wren and Devon Stanbury

  • Christopher Wren (Glenn Watson) The Sudbury Soils Study: A Community-Based Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Stephen Hilts Scope and Approach to Human and Ecological Risk Assessment at a Large Operating Smelter Site
  • Ronald Brecher Hormesis: When a Little Means a Lot
  • Trevor Diggins Communicating Risk Assessment Results to Stakeholders: Overcoming the Barriers

Session 7-A Cobalt - Charles Dumaresq

  • Glen Kelly Preserving Grey Literature on Mining and the Environment
  • Fred Michel Distribution of Heavy Metals in Contaminated Surface Waters and Alkaline Tailings with Typha latifolia in A Wetland Environment, Crosswise Lake, Cobalt, Ontario
  • Suzanne Beauchemin Fluctuating Redox Conditions and Phosphorus Competition: Contributors to Arsenic Release from Wetland Tailings in Cobalt, Ontario
  • Jeanne Percival Distribution of As, Ni And Co in Tailings and Surface Waters in the Cobalt Area, Ontario
  • Fred Michel Natural Revegetation of Arsenic Bearing Alkaline Tailings at Cobalt, Ontario

Session 7-B ARD/AMD - Bernie Aubé

  • Timothy Tsukamoto Treatment of Mine Drainage with the Rotating Cylinder Treatment System (RCTS) Multiple Applications
  • Paul Eger The Use of Microencapsulation to Prevent Acid Rock Drainage
  • Janice Zinck Chemical Treatment Options for Effective Sulphate Removal from Acidic Drainage and Process Water
  • Jean-Bernard Gelinas Omya Canada Inc. and the Valorization of Omya SPS Calcium Carbonate By-Product for Acid Mine Drainage Control
  • Kostas Fytas A sustainable way to treat acid mine effluents

Session 7-C Risk Assessment Symposium (2) - Chris Wren, Devon Stanbury

  • Ruth Hull Lessons Learned From Two Smelter Eras In Canada: You Must Risk Bears And Bugs!
  • Eric Veska Port Colborne Community-Based Risk Assessment: A Case Study of a Large Scale Risk Assessment in Ontario
  • Paul Welsh A Regulator´s Perspective on Ecological Risk Assessments at Metal Contaminated Sites
  • Glenn Ferguson (Elliot Sigal) Conducting A Large Scale HHRA In An Ongoing Smelting Community: Challenges And Lessons Learned
  • Marc Butler Arsenic Exposure Study for Residents of Falconbridge

Session 8-A Water Quality - Devon Cranston

  • Judy Sewell (Sharon Bennet) Mining and Drinking Water Sources
  • Michael Venhuis Water Quality Modelling and Field Assessment to Optimize Operation and Closure Options at a Potentially Acid Generating Tailings Facility
  • Steve Sibbick Prediction of the Water Quality at Closure of a Proposed Underground Mine
  • Bruce Mattson Predicting Pit Lake Evolution Using Numerical Groundwater Simulations to Develop Effective Mine Decommissioning Plans

Session 8-B Organic Substrates, Wetlands - Adrianna Stech

  • Bryan Tisch Green Mines Green Energy: Establishing Productive Land on Mine Tailings
  • Jean Vigneux Developments in Land Reclamation Techniques using Biosolids and other Residuals: Case Studies and Approaches based on Quebec Guidelines
  • Lesley Lorrimer The Efficacy of Nutrient Uptake by a Sewage Lagoon Treatment System for Liquid Domestic Sewage in a Remote Northern Ontario Bog Environment
  • Howard Plewes (Harvey Mcleod ) Wetlands Treatment of Mine Drainage at Antamina Mine

Session 8-C Risk Assessment Symposium (3) - Chris Wren, Devon Stanbury


  • Fraser John Landscape Scale Successional Modeling for Restoration of Mineral Aggregate Extractive Sites on the Oak Ridges Moraine, Ontario, Canada.
  • Hurst Stephanie Crust Formation: The Meaning of Surface Reaction Research for Long-Tem Aspects in Remediation
  • Lock Alan Early Diagenesis of Sediment from Kelly Lake, Sudbury, Ontario: A Lake Contaminated by Sewage Effluent and High Levels of Copper and Nickel from Mining and Smelting
  • Rufus ChaneyUrszula Kukier and Grzegorz Siebielec: Risk Assessment for Soil Ni, and Remediation of Soil-Ni Phytotoxicity In situ or by Phytoextraction