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The RIME UQAT-Polytechnique follows an extensive collaboration developed over the last thirty years or so between the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and Polytechnique Montréal.

The RIME UQAT-Polytechnique is a natural extension of the Industrial NSERC Polytechnique-UQAT Chair on Environment and Mine Wastes Management that operated from 2001 to 2012.This joint research Chair was created in collaboration with the federal and provincial governments, various mining and consulting firms. Its research program focused on the development of tools and geo-environmental techniques for an integrated management of liquid and solid mine wastes, including waste rocks from the operation, tailings from mineral processing, and water treatment sludge. The research program was developed with the Chair’s partners to find solutions to various environmental problems faced by the mining companies. Several companies participated in the project, namely for Phase II (2006-2012): Xstrata, Barrick Gold, Agnico-Eagle, BHPBILLITON, Rio Tinto Fer-Titane, Golder Associates, and SNC-LAVALIN.

Canada Research Chair in Treatment of Contaminated Mine Waters

Acid mine drainage is one of the major environmental challenges faced by the mining industry worldwide. It involves the outflow of acidic water (water with low pH levels and high concentrations of heavy metals and sulphates), usually from...

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NSERC-UQAT Industrial Chair on Mine Site Reclamation

One of the most serious environmental issues related to the mining industry in Canada and elsewhere, is the pollution from mine waste disposal areas. When these wastes contain sulphide minerals, they can oxidize and generate contaminants...

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Research Chair of Canada on integration of environment in the mine life cycle

The Canada Research Chair on integration of environment in the mine life cycle intends to optimise mine waste management strategies and minimize negative environmental impacts of mine waste. The first objective is to adapt processes...

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