|Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada has released a timeline and draft details on the remediation plan for the Faro Mine and is currently seeking public input.
Remediation activity is currently expected to cost $500 million over 10 to 15 years. The biggest cost of remediation will be covering 320 million tonnes of waste rock and 70 million tonnes of tailings. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada says the waste would cover 26,179 football fields, one metre deep.
Without remediation, the Pelly and Yukon Rivers could be polluted with toxic metals. Home to more than 2,000 residents at the peak of the mine's operation, the current population sits at 348, leaving many buildings and entire residential blocks unoccupied.|