Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. - W2020L2-0004
Diamond mining and milling at the Ekati Mine. Water Use and Waste Disposal.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Licence, the Licensee may divert water from Upper Panda Lake to Kodiak Lake, and use water and dispose of Waste for the purpose of mining the Panda, Koala, Koala North, Misery, Fox, and Jay kimberlite pipes, for operating the processing facilities and related infrastructure, and carrying out Reclamation associated with diamond mining within the Koala, Misery, King-Cujo, Desperation-Carrie, and Lac du Sauvage Watersheds of the Lac de Gras basin, Northwest Territories.This Licence entitles the Licensee to use water, Dewater Sable, Pigeon, and Beartooth Lakes for the purpose of mining, to Drawdown Two Rock Lake, divert Pigeon Stream around the Pigeon pit, pipe water from Bearclaw Lake outflow around Beartooth pit, and deposit Processed Kimberlite into a Processed Kimberlite Containment Area for the purpose of creating a pit lake. The Licensee may also dispose of Waste for industrial undertakings in diamond mining and processing, production, Reclamation and associated uses in the Koala, Pigeon, and Sable watersheds, Northwest Territories as shown on Figure 6, 8, & 10 of the Class A Water Licence and Land Use Permits supporting documents, submitted August 21, 2001.This Licence entitles the Licensee to Dewater Lynx Lake, use water, dispose of Waste, and divert runoff around the Lynx pit, for the purposes of mining the Lynx kimberlite pipe and carrying out Reclamation of the Lynx Development.This Licence also entitles the Licensee to Dewater a portion of Lac du Sauvage, use water, dispose of Waste, and divert streams B0 and Ac35 around the perimeter of the Dewatered area, for the purposes of mining the Jay kimberlite pipe and carrying out Reclamation of the Jay Development, as shown in Map 3.1-3 of the Updated Project Description submitted June 7, 2016.This Licence also entitles the Licensee to use water, dispose of Waste, and divert Groundwater inflows for the purposes of underground mining of the Misery kimberlite pipe and carrying out Reclamation of the Misery Underground Development, as described in the Application submitted August 15, 2017 and the additional information submitted during the regulatory process.The activities listed above are to be conducted as described in the Environmental Impact Assessments.