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MINE RECLAMATION: Teck wins Jake McDonald award for Highland Valley

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources is doing a little bragging since its Highland Valley copper operation near Ka...

VANCOUVERTeck Resources is doing a little bragging since its Highland Valley copper operation near Kamloops was awarded the 2008 Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation Award during the 33rd British Columbia Reclamation Symposium on Sept. 16, 2009. This award is presented for outstanding achievement in mine reclamation in British Columbia under the auspices of the Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation. This is the second time this decade that Highland Valley has received this honour and the fourth time it has won the award since it was first given in 1977.

In addition, the Coal Mountain operation near Sparwood received the 2008 Citation for Coal Mine Reclamation for outstanding work on its 1944 spoil project.


The Tony Milligan Book Award, presented each year to the author of the paper from the previous year’s mine reclamation symposium which best exemplified the practical aspects of reclamation and the operational application of sound scientific principles in a cost effective manner, was given to Marc Symbaluk, environmental administrator at Cardinal River operation located near Hinton, Alberta.

“These awards demonstrate our commitment to the environment,” said Don Lindsay, Teck president and CEO. “We are proud of our leading-edge reclamation work which is fundamental in maintaining and enhancing the biodiversity of the reclaimed landscape,” he added.

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