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A Workshop to Explore Perspectives on Risk Assessment for Orphaned and Abandoned Mines - Vancouver, BC. November 13-14, 2008Final Report (PDF) | Presentations | Proceedings CD
This report captures the proceedings of the National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Initiative (NOAMI) workshop on different perspectives related to the risk assessment process at orphaned and abandoned mines, held on November 13th and 14th in Vancouver, BC. Approximately 100 participants attended the workshop from Aboriginal groups, non-governmental and academic organizations, the mining industry, private consultancies, and federal, provincial and territorial governments.
The objective of the workshop was to explore and understand the different perspectives related to the risk assessment process at orphaned and abandoned mines. The workshop format consisted of presentations and plenary discussions clustered around the themes of Human Health Risk Assessment, Ecological Risk Assessment, and Geotechnical/Safety Risk Assessment. Three case studies helped explore both the positive and negative aspects of risk assessment at contaminated sites.
Central themes that emerged throughout the workshop included: