What We Do
CSP2 provides technical expertise on:
- environmental effects of water quality contamination related to metals and other toxins associated with mining;
- application of new mine design and effluent treatment technologies that significantly lessen the environmental impact of discharges from mines;
- reclamation of current and abandoned mines;
- disposal of toxic wastes and low level hazardous wastes; and,
- risks to fisheries resources from mining.
How do we do this?
- Submit project reviews or comments on behalf of public interest groups (e.g., comments on EISs).
- Analyze and suggest alternatives to proposed projects utilizing present or innovative technologies, resulting in more environmentally friendly and economically sustainable projects.
- Provide technical support in negotiations with government agencies and/or with the project proponents (e.g., negotiating changes to proposed permits).
- Educate and assist public interest groups in reviewing and commenting on proposed changes to technically oriented regulations (e.g., water quality standards, mining, reclamation, and hazardous waste disposal).
- Conduct baseline research in proposed mining areas where data on fisheries & aquatic resources are lacking.
The Center is now providing technical support to groups in the United States and Canada, with a limited amount of international work.