Northern Ireland has strict environmental laws when it comes to mining. Our operations will meet or exceed their requirements. We aim to leave the area as little changed as possible.
Two documents outline our plans - our Environmental Management Policy and our Closure and Rehabilitation Plan. Both envision a mine where rehabilitation begins during operations.
All of our facilities have been designed to blend into the landscape and match local rural buildings. A tree-fringed berm will screen the view of these buildings. Our Dry Stack Facility will safeguard processed rock – pulverised to the size of sand – by creating a low ridge. We will plant it as it grows, so local plants and wildlife can colonise it faster.