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Posted: December 17, 2015

Teck charged for 2014 bighorn deaths

Teck Coal Limited has been charged under the Environmental Management Act in relation to the death of five bighorn sheep discovered at its Greenhills Operations on July 15, 2014.

Greenhills bighornThe incident was immediately reported to the appropriate regulatory authorities at the time. Teck’s internal review indicated that the mortalities may have been the result of the sheep ingesting a component of blasting materials at site.

“Teck is committed to learning from incidents and taking the steps necessary to improve our performance. We have implemented improved procedures and facilities across our steelmaking coal operations to ensure an incident like this does not happen again,” said Robin Sheremeta, Vice President, Operations, Coal.

Greenhills Operation is located east of Elkford.

Teck Coal is a subsidiary of Teck Resources Limited, a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy.

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