Canadian mineral industry arsenic discharges to surface and groudwater 2005-2014

This statistic shows the arsenic discharges to surface and groundwater in Canada from the mineral industry from 2005 to 2014. In 2014, the discharges of arsenic to groundwater and surface water from the mining/mineral industry in Canada amounted to 264 metric tons, an amount much higher than usual because of the Mount Polley dam breach that happened in British Columbia that year, which contributed 259.1 metric tons of the total arsenic discharges to water that year.

Arsenic discharges to surface and groundwater from the mineral industry in Canada from 2005 to 2014

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Release date

August 2016



Survey time period

2005 to 2014

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