CHAPLEAU — Up to 250 jobs have been created with the opening of the new Borden mine in Chapleau. The mine held its official inauguration Monday.
As the first electric mine in the world, it features “state-of-the-art” health and safety controls, digital mining technologies and processes and low-carbon energy vehicles.
The underground fleet will eliminate diesel particulate matter from the environment and lower greenhouse gas emissions to help reduce energy costs, protect employee health and minimize impacts to the environment. Marc Lauzier, general manager for the Newmont Goldcorp Porcupine and Borden mines, said Borden sets a global standard for clean mining.
“It sets a precedent in the future for many things such as greenhouse gas emissions, the use of diesel. I know other companies are looking at what we’re doing and they are already speaking to us about some of this so everybody’s watching closely,” Lauzier said.
“We’re building a truly green mine and a mine of the future, and I think you can expect this will become the standard and more mines will be built this way.” The company is currently working on other technologies such as ventilation on demand and new blasting machinery.
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