Since the 1950s, the territory of Québec has been the site of important mining and exploration works. Prior to 1976, mining companies were not required to clean up exploration sites, and consequently there are a large number of abandoned mine and exploration sites where outdated equipment and empty drums has been left, just as the presence of oil and chemical wastes has become of concern for the Inuit populations due to healt and environment hazards. The main challenge of the inventory project has been to develop methods which has enabled the location of the abandoned sites. The paper present the different approaches to the problem, with details about techniques which have turned out to be effective.
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- Abandoned Mining Exploration Equipment in Nunavik
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