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Environment

Environmental Protection

Responsible development

Donlin Gold is committed to responsible development. To provide a foundation for responsible development, an extensive environmental baseline-study program has been ongoing since 1996. Resources and topics in the baseline-study program include:

Air quality
Cultural resources
Fish and aquatic resources
Geochemistry
Geotechnical
Hydrology/Ground and surface water quality and quantity
Land use
Marine and river
Mercury
Noise
Public health
Recreation
Snow surveys
Socioeconomics
Stream and sediment
Subsistence
Vegetation
Visual aesthetics
Wetlands
Wildlife

What is done with the information gathered from the baseline studies?

Data from these studies are used in the planning and design of the mine, and to establish environmental conditions prior to project development. This data has been submitted to regulatory agencies as part of the permitting process.