Site Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of Waste Rock Storage Area

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Rehabilitation of the Waste Rock Storage Area at our current site demonstrates our adherence to the highest regulatory and environmental standards.

Throughout 2015 and 2016, we completed underground exploration work consisting of a drill programme, tunnel development and test stopes. This work was in support of the feasibility study and our planning application to build an underground mine in Greencastle, Co. Tyrone. The planning application was submitted to Department for Infrastructure in November 2017 and can be viewed at planningni.gov.uk, using referencing number LA10/2017/1249/F.

As part of this development waste rock was removed from underground and stored on the Waste Rock Storage Area on our current site. As part of our existing permission we have been undertaking site rehabilitation of the Waste Rock Storage Area. This was completed in Summer 2018. The time-lapse below was created to document the process, encapsulating the preparation of the storage area, the installation of geotextiles and (High Density Polyethylene) HDPE geomembrane liner, placement and levelling of sub soil and topsoil on top of the waste rock storage area. The final step of rehabilitation was the sowing of grass seed.