Environmental Permit For First English Category “A” Mining Waste Facility

HemerdonEnvironmental permitting support provided by SLR Consulting for Wolf Mineral’s Hemerdon Tungsten Mine has led to the first environmental permit for a new Category “A” mining waste facility in England under new EU regulations.

Over the past 12 months SLR has worked closely with Wolf, the Environment Agency and a team of other consultants throughout the application process.

The multidisciplinary team from SLR has been responsible for advising on a range of technical issues including air quality, nature conservation, waste classification, geomorphology, compliance with EU Directives, and permitting.

Lynn Wright, SLR – “This has been a challenging and prestigious project for SLR and is a good example of how our wide ranging multidisciplinary skills can successfully support a client through a major infrastructure project”

Lynn Wright, SLR’s technical discipline manager for environmental permitting, said: “This has been a challenging and prestigious project for SLR and is a good example of how our wide ranging multidisciplinary skills can successfully support a client through a major infrastructure project.”

The Hemerdon Mine, near Plymouth, will be one of the largest Tungsten mines in the world.

Tungsten is a rare metal with strong corrosion resistance, as well as thermal and electrical conductivity levels and is used in the manufacture of cutting and grinding tools as well as the filaments for electric lamps and lighting.

Send this to a friend