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Community Involvement Task Group

Mandate

To develop a plan to foster community involvement in decision-making about closure and reclamation standards, and to ensure that targeted end-use and reclamation standards are acceptable to local communities.

Activities

A report was completed on Lessons Learned on Community Involvement in the Remediation of Orphaned and Abandoned Mines - Case Studies and Analysis, 2003 . Case studies related to community involvement for three Canadian mine sites (Deloro-ON, Giant Mine-NT and Mount Washington-BC), along with contaminated sites in the U.S. were produced. The "lessons learned" from these studies were developed into a series of guidelines and published in the pamphlet Best Practices in Community Involvement: Planning for and Rehabilitating Abandoned and Orphaned Mines in Canada, 2003.