After the Mining Rush: A Visit to Faro Mine, One of Canada’s Costliest, Most Contaminated Sites

The Yukon’s giant Faro Mine was once the world’s largest open-pit lead and zinc mine. In operation from 1969 to 1998, when its last owner declared bankruptcy, the mine once generated more than 30 per cent of the Yukon’s economic activity. Now, Faro Mine is considered the second-worst contaminated site in Canada. After nearly 20 … Continue reading After the Mining Rush: A Visit to Faro Mine, One of Canada’s Costliest, Most Contaminated Sites