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Environmental Assessments Groundwater & Watersheds Mining & Regulation
Port Raven Technical Reports Salmon, Fish, & Aquaculture
Toxics, Wastes & Health Transport CoalWatch Comox Valley Documents

General

Raven Coal Mine Jobs: Myths and Realities **NEW**
CoalWatch Comox Valley, Feb 25 2015

What is Wrong with the Raven Underground Coal Mine Environmental Assessment Process
Alice de Wolff, Mike Morrell, Patti Willis, May 5 2013

Open letter to the NDP about protecting watersheds
Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition, April 2013

Request to Vancouver Island Health Authority to issue a Drinking Water Hazard Prevention Order to address the risk to drinking water posed by the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project
CoalWatch Comox Valley Society and Environmental Law Centre at UVic, February 18 2013
(News release)

Job Projections - A Closer Look
Alice de Wolff & Associates, October 2012

Does the Comox Valley Need
the Raven Underground Coal Mine?

A socio-economic review of the costs and benefits to communities in
the Comox Valley of the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project
Joan Kuyek, DSW, for CoalWatch, April 2012

Mitigating Community Impacts of Mining Operations
Ethan Krindle with Alix Tolliday,
Environmental Law Centre at UVic, April 2012

Some Health Effects of Coal
CoalWatch Comox Valley, April 2012

Protecting Our Water
Comox Valley Water Watch, March 2012

Bearing the Heavy Burden of Coal Mining
Maya Stano, April 2011

The Raven Mine: A Regulatory & Fiscal Black Hole
Maya Stano, Environmental Law Centre, U. Victoria, Spring 2011

CoalWatch Comox Valley Leaflet & Handout
September 2010 & April 2011

Comox Coalfield Map
BC Ministry of Mines

What's Wrong with Coal
Arthur Caldicott, Watershed Sentinel, Jan-Feb 2010

Quinsam Coal's Watershed History
Quentin Dodd, Watershed Sentinel, Jan-Feb 2010

Cradle to Grave: The Environmental Impacts from Coal
Clean Air Task Force, Boston, June 2001

CBC's On The Island with host Gregor Craigie
Interview with John Tapics of Compliance Energy, 14 Sep 2009
Interview with Arthur Caldicott, 15 Sep 2009

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Acid Mine Drainage

- drainage flowing from or caused by surface mining, deep mining or coal refuse piles that is typically highly acidic with elevated levels of dissolved metals

Acid Mine Drainage
First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network, 2008

Acid Mine Drainage - Mining and Water Issues in BC
Environmental Mining Council of BC
- informative, but the case studies are dated.

Interactions of Acidic Metal-Rich Coal Pile Runoff with a Subsoil
Michael A Anderson et al, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol 25, No 12, 1991

Negative impact of abandoned coal mine workings on drinking water quality and the health of residents on Vancouver Island
Click here for a less legible and larger version, which includes appendices
Karla Biagioni, 2006

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Earthquakes

- the potential hazard or damage from a seismic event is more highly correlated with the intensity of shaking which takes place at the surface, than it is to the magnitude of the earthquake at its epicentre. Surface shaking is measured as Modified Maxilli Intensity (MMI) and magnitude is measured on the better-known Richter scale.

Earthquakes Canada

Relative Hazard from Earthquakes in Southwest BC

100 year earthquake probability map of BC

5 year earthquake incident map of southwest BC

Probabilities Of Significant Earthquake Shaking In Communities Across British Columbia: Implications For Emergency Management
Tuna ONUR1, and Mark R. SEEMANN2, 2004

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Environmental Assessments

What is Wrong with the Raven Underground Coal Mine Environmental Assessment Process
Alice de Wolff, Mike Morrell, Patti Willis, May 5 2013

GS Solutions Comments on the Finalized AIR/EIS Guidelines
Dr. Gilles Wendling, GW Solutions, July 5, 2012

Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines as approved by EAO for Raven Underground Coal Project dated June 2012

An Audit of the Environmental Assessment Office's Oversight of Certified Projects
John Doyle, Auditor General of BC, July 8, 2011.

CBC Almanac with John Doyle and Calvin Sandborn,, July 8, 2011

Forest Resources and the Toba Montrose Creek Hydroelectric Project
Forest Practices Board, June 2011

Comparison of the British Columbia and Federal Environmental Assessments for the Prosperity Mine
Mark Haddock, Northwest Institute, July 2011

Federal government to cut CEAA's budget from $30 million to $17 million
Amy Minsky, Vancouver Sun, July 20, 2011

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Groundwater and Watersheds

Open letter to the NDP about protecting watersheds
Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition, April 2013

Request to Vancouver Island Health Authority to issue a Drinking Water Hazard Prevention Order to address the risk to drinking water posed by the proposed Raven Underground Coal Project
CoalWatch Comox Valley Society and Environmental Law Centre at UVic, February 18 2013
(News release)

Protecting Our Water
Comox Valley Water Watch, March 2012

The Englishman River and its Aquifers
GW Solutions & MVIHES, Nov 2011
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
A set of four videos by Gilles Wendling and GW Solutions about a river and groundwater system about 50 km south of the Tsable River and Cowie Creek - site of the Raven mine

Living Water Smart: Water Act Modernization
A good introduction to groundwater and aquifers

Groundwater Vulnerability Assessments and Integrated Water Resource Management
Jessica E. Liggett, Sonia Talwar, Streamline, Vol13, No1, 2009

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Mining & Regulation


+ larger chart

Guide to Processing a Mine Project Application under the British Columbia Mines Act
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, 26 Nov 2009


+ larger chart

Undermining the Value of Clean Land and Water
MayaStano, February 2011

Getting the Coal, Down in the Hole:
a virtual underground tour

Gwyneth Cathyl-Bickford, P.Geo., Colliery Geologist, 2001

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Port

Coal dust dispersal around a marine coal terminal (1977–1999),
British Columbia: The fate of coal dust in the marine environment
Ryan Johnson, R.M. Bustin, Intl Journal of Coal Geology, 2005
Copyrighted article. For more information, please contact info@coalwatch.ca

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Raven Technical Reports

Technical Report on the Raven Underground Coal Project
(Feasibility Study)
Pincock, Allen & Holt, June 2011 (10 mb)

Technical Report on the Raven Underground Coal Project (Pre-Feasibility Study)
Pincock, Allen & Holt, October 2010 (18 mb)

Technical Report, Raven Coal Property
Pincock, Allen & Holt, June 2010

Preliminary Assessment of an Underground Mining Operation on Compliance Energy Corporation’s Raven Coal Deposit
Peter Cain, Alan Craven, Sept 2007

Technical Report: Raven Coal Property
O.R. Cullingham, June 2007

Technical Report on the Tsable River Coal Property
Stephen L. Gardner, July 2001

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Salmon, Fish, & Aquaculture

Aquaculture economics for BC and other Canadian provinces
(includes fish farms and mollusks), DFO

The Community Mapping Network

Map Guide from Project Watershed Society

Fisheries Information Summary System
Fisheries Information Data Queries (FIDQ),
Lake and Stream Individual Fish Data
BC Ministry of Environment

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Toxics, Wastes & Health

Some Health Effects of Coal
CoalWatch Comox Valley, April 2012

Ecological Integrity of Streams Related to Human Cancer Mortality Rates
Nathaniel P. Hitt and Martin Hendryx, EcoHealth, June 2010

Negative impact of abandoned coal mine workings on drinking water quality and the health of residents on Vancouver Island
Click here for the less legible and much larger version, which includes appendices
Karla Biagioni, 2006

Two Million Tonnes a Day: A Mine Waste Primer
MiningWatch Canada, 2009

- fact sheets from the First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network, the Center for Science in Public Participation, and other sources, 2008, all available on www.landkeepers.ca

Acid Mine Drainage | Arsenic | Bioaccumulation of Contaminants | Cadmium | Copper | Trace Elements in Mining Waste | Lead | Mercury in Fish | Selenium

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Transport

Characterization of Particulate Matter (PM10) in Roda, Virginia
Viney P. Aneja, North Carolina State University, 2009

Coal Dust Frequently Asked Questions
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

Exporting Powder River Basin Coal: Risks and Costs
Western Organization of Resource Councils, January 2011

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