The surface environmental impact from plant and mining operations is expected to be small.
The Company’s proposed solution mining process plan does not produce surface salt tailings piles or tailings ponds. Karnalyte Resources eliminates the use of surface salt tail piles (also known as Tails Management Areas, or TMAs) by pumping the waste underground to spent mining caverns and/or deep underground disposal areas.
When the mine is depleted, the field infrastructure is removed and it is expected that the land can be used again for agricultural purposes.
In February 2013, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment approved the Environmental Impact Statement for Karnalyte’s Wynyard Carnallite Project, as it is satisfied that any adverse environmental effects can be eliminated or minimized.