Environment & Sustainability

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After Mining


Teck's approach to responsible mine closure and reclamation

Aggregate Quarry Reclamation

Valley Gravel Sales

Slideshow presentation on the reclamation work being done at the Valley Gravel Sales Quarry in Abbotsford, BC

Alberta. Tell it Like it Is - Reclamation

Dynacor Media

Youtube video explaining the reclamation work being done in the Alberta oil sands.

Aluminium recycling - How it works by Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro

Youtube video showing how aluminum is recycled.

Types of Asbestos

Environmental Effects of Asbestos

The Mesothelioma Center

Information on the different types of asbestos, where it is found in nature and man-made products, and the risks of asbestos exposure.

Can Recycling Metals Replace Mining?


Learn about e-waste and e-waste recyling in this short video.

Diavik Wind Farm

Rio Tinto

Youtube video about the Diavik diamond mine wind farm project. . 

Digging for Answers


Youtube video addressing environmental issues around mining in BC: water quality, acid rock drainage, reclamation and wildlife habitat. 

Digging in to Save the Earth – Mine Reclamation

Science Communication

Youtube video about the research on mine reclamation being done at the De Beers Victor diamond mine in northern Ontario. 

Glass Recycling

Curiosity Quest 

Youtube video about glass, what it's made of, and how it is recycled.

HOW IT WORKS - Computer Recycling

Free Documentary

Youtube video showing how computers are recycled.

I am an Environmental Scientist - Activity Book Key


I am an Environmental Scientist - Activity Book Key

Land Reclamation: The Process | Gold Rush

Discovery Channel

Youtube video about the reclamation process at a closed gold mine. 

Mining and Land Reclamation Lesson

Rick Crosslin

Youtube video demonstrating a classroom lesson on mine land reclamation. 

Reclamation Research at Teck Greenhills Operation

Teck Resources Ltd.

Youtube video about the research on reclamatoin being done at the Greenhills mine operation in the Elk Valley.

Reclaiming Trojan Pond at Highland Valley Copper Operations

Teck Resources

Youtube video about the reclamation of a tailings pond at Highland Valley Copper mine.

The Results of Land Reclamation | Gold Rush

Discovery Channel

Youtube video about the result of reclamation at a closed gold mine. 

We ARE gypsum recycling

New West Gypsum Recycling

Youtube video about how gypsum wall board is recycled in British Columbia.

What happens to a mine AFTER it is closed?


A lot of work goes into cleaning up a mine site after it closes. Find out more about mine reclamation in this short video.