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CANADA'S NATIONAL ORPHANED/ABANDONED MINES INITIATIVE: THE RETURN OF MINING LANDS PROJECT AND LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Cunningham, K.
AUSIMM Bulletin June:38-40(2017)

Orphaned and abandoned mines are categorized as those mines for which the owner cannot be found or for which the owner is financially unable or unwilling to remediate the site. Canada's National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Initiative (NOAMI) was created in 2002. NOAMI does not directly clean up orphaned and abandoned mine sites; instead, it examines the legislative, policy, and program framework in Canada for addressing issues associated with orphaned and abandoned mines and makes recommendations for improvement. A pan-Canadian effort, NOAMI has fulfilled its mandate for over 15 years and is an example of how a collaborative approach to the legacy of past mining practices can advance the objectives of sustainable development. This article highlights two of NOAMI's active projects. http://www.abandoned-mines.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/NOAMI_JUN17-AUSIMM_Bulletin-2.pdf



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