BC Business.

In building the Michel Coal project in B.C.’s southeast, North Coal is looking ahead to the day the mining ends
B.C.’s Elk Valley has a long history of mining, the southeastern area of the province being one of the world’s richest in coal used to make steel. As North Coal Limited explores the area’s Crowsnest coalfield, the Sparwood-based emerging Steel Making Coal producer is starting out with two crucial considerations: reclamation and closure.
In other words, as it sets out plans for the proposed Michel Coal Project, North Coal is first ensuring that the land will be restored to a natural, functioning state once the mine closes approximately 25 – 30 years from now. It’s a progressive approach that minimizes environmental impacts, and strives to keep the ecosystem healthy throughout the mines entire lifespan.

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