Faro Mine Remediation Project


Faro is an abandoned mine in Yukon just upstream from the territory of Selkirk First Nation.

Faro is one of Canada’s largest mining related environmental liabilities and is managed by the federal government under CIRNAC. The site suffers from large scale onset of acid mine drainage that requires treatment and management in perpetuity.

Chinook salmon and other fisheries of the Pelly River are downstream of the Faro mine and are critical to Selkirk First Nation’s rights and interests.

Source has supported Selkirk First Nation since 2018 as one of Selkirk’s representatives on the Technical Review Committee and through review of the project remediation proposal, which at the time of writing is before the Yukon Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment Board (YESAB).

Source contributes expertise on mine water treatment, discharge planning, water management, groundwater contamination, and mitigation design as part of a multidisciplinary team.