Effluent quality data for mines in 2013: part 2, appendix E-7


Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Vezza (Mine)
Operator Name North American Palladium Ltd. / Maudore Minerals Ltd. - Mines Aurbec Inc.
Product(s) Gold
Address Km 197, Road 109 North, Matagami, Quebec J0Y 2A0
Effluent Discharge Point Polishing Pond
Vezza (Mine) - Polishing Pond
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments: As of March 22, 2013 , the ownership of Vezza Mine was transferred from North American Palladium Ltd. to Maudore Minerals Ltd. - Mines Aurbec Inc.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50%Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0132 0.0187 0.0080 0.0054 0.0056 0.0046 0.0043 0.0030 0.0097 0.0007 0.0016 ND
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0098 0.0035 0.0024 0.0018 0.0012 0.0125 0.0138 0.0024 0.0046 0.0045 0.0051 ND
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR 0.0025 ND
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0035 0.0032 0.0002 0.0002 0.0168 0.0015 0.0028 0.0004 0.0009 0.0007 0.0008 ND
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.0303 0.0329 0.0320 0.0276 0.0260 0.0260 0.0384 0.0316 0.0273 0.0085 0.0067 ND
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0330 0.0370 0.0495 0.1216 0.0563 0.0473 0.0392 0.0843 0.0599 0.2270 0.2323 ND
TSS (mg/L) 15  37.80 36.33 15.75 16.54 9.08 3.63 3.54 4.17 4.46 3.30 4.50 ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  0.0100 NMR NMR 0.0080 NMR NMR NMR NMR 0.0120 NMR 0.0010 ND
pH low  ≥6.0 7.2 6.9 7.0 7.2 7.3 7.8 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.6 7.6 ND
pH high  ≤9.5 8.0 8.0 7.5 7.5 7.9 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.1 ND
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 625 700 6 117 11 437 10 946 8 017 8 180 7 084 26 600 1 412 2 036 ND
Rainbow Trout  Pass 2 - 2 4 2 - 3 4 5 1 1 ND
Acute Lethality Test  Fail 2 4 2 1 2 4 2 - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass 3 3 3 3 4 1 4 4 5 1 1 ND
Monitoring Test Fail 1 1 - 2 - 3 1 - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill
Operator Name Vale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s) Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address 10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge Point Port Site Sedimentation Pond
Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill - Port Site Sedimentation Pond
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50%Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND 0.0005 ND ND ND ND ND ND
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  ND ND ND ND ND 0.0040 ND ND ND ND ND ND
CN (mg/L) 1.0  ND ND ND ND ND NMR ND ND ND ND ND ND
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  ND ND ND ND ND 0.0003 ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  ND ND ND ND ND 0.1500 ND ND ND ND ND ND
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND 0.0025 ND ND ND ND ND ND
TSS (mg/L) 15  ND ND ND ND ND 1.20 ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  ND ND ND ND ND 0.0050 ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH low  ≥6.0 ND ND ND ND ND 7.0 ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH high  ≤9.5 ND ND ND ND ND 7.0 ND ND ND ND ND ND
Flow (m3/month)  ____ ND ND ND ND ND 3 000 ND ND ND ND ND ND
Rainbow Trout  Pass ND ND ND ND ND 1 ND ND ND ND ND ND
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass ND ND ND ND ND 1 ND ND ND ND ND ND
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill
Operator Name Vale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s) Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address 10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge Point Sedimentation Pond A Discharge
Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill - Sedimentation Pond A Discharge
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50%Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
CN (mg/L) 1.0  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
TSS (mg/L) 15  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH low  ≥6.0 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH high  ≤9.5 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Flow (m3/month)  ____ ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Rainbow Trout  Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill
Operator Name Vale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s) Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address 10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge Point Sedimentation Pond B
Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill - Sedimentation Pond B
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50%Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
CN (mg/L) 1.0  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
TSS (mg/L) 15  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH low  ≥6.0 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH high  ≤9.5 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Flow (m3/month)  ____ ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Rainbow Trout  Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill
Operator Name Vale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s) Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address 10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge Point South of Ovoid Final Discharge Point
Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill - South of Ovoid Final Discharge Point
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50%Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
CN (mg/L) 1.0  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
TSS (mg/L) 15  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH low  ≥6.0 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH high  ≤9.5 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Flow (m3/month)  ____ ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Rainbow Trout  Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill
Operator Name Vale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s) Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address 10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge Point South Sedimendation Pond
Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill - South Sedimentation Pond
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments:

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50%Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
CN (mg/L) 1.0  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
TSS (mg/L) 15  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH low  ≥6.0 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
pH high  ≤9.5 ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Flow (m3/month)  ____ ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Rainbow Trout  Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND ND
Monitoring Test Fail - - - - - - - - - - - -
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER)
2013 Effluent Compliance
Mine/Mill Name Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill
Operator Name Vale Canada Ltd. - Vale Newfoundland & Labrador Ltd.
Product(s) Nickel-Copper-Cobalt
Address 10 Fort William Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1K4
Effluent Discharge Point Treated Effluent Final Discharge Point
Voisey's Bay Mine - Mill - Treated Effluent Final Discharge Point
Parameters Limits Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.

Comments: No Daphnia magna monitoring results were provided for the month of October.

Notes:
ND: No Deposit
NMR: No Measurement Required
Pass: ≤50% Mortality
Fail: >50%Mortality
Highlighted data indicate that a monthly effluent quality standard was exceeded for that month.
A "Pass" for the Daphnia magna monitoring test is not a requirement.

As (mg/L) 0.5  0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005 0.0005
Cu (mg/L) 0.3  0.0010 0.0015 0.0022 0.0013 0.0014 0.0040 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010 0.0010
CN (mg/L) 1.0  NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR NMR
Pb (mg/L)  0.2  0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0004 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003 0.0003
Ni (mg/L)  0.5  0.0197 0.0161 0.0248 0.0216 0.0354 0.0340 0.0165 0.0417 0.0901 0.0470 0.0479 0.0531
Zn (mg/L) 0.5  0.0028 0.0046 0.0044 0.0025 0.0048 0.0148 0.0046 0.0043 0.0025 0.0025 0.0025 0.0025
TSS (mg/L) 15  3.11 4.75 4.01 4.86 6.88 4.57 4.89 3.70 4.09 1.00 1.18 1.34
Ra-226 (Bq/L) 0.37  0.0095 0.0163 0.0050 0.0050 0.0050 0.0050 0.0062 0.0079 0.0050 0.0050 0.0050 0.0050
pH low  ≥6.0 8.8 8.5 7.0 7.1 8.7 8.7 8.9 8.8 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.6
pH high  ≤9.5 9.1 8.8 9.4 9.0 8.8 8.9 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.6 8.6 8.8
Flow (m3/month)  ____ 480 721 437 962 421 133 467 706 513 106 441 034 424 369 434 879 149 236 1 334 380 554 360 943
Rainbow Trout  Pass 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Acute Lethality Test  Fail - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
Daphnia magna Pass 1 - 1 2 - 1 - 1 1 - 1 1
Monitoring Test Fail - 1 - 1 1 - 1 - - - - -
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