ARSENIC SERIES 3
Arsenic trioxide is a very toxic mineral form of arsenic, in the past local bedrock was crushed in smelters during the extraction of gold at Giant Mine creating and releasing arsenic trioxide in the form of dust.
Over 237,000 tons of arsenic trioxide dust is currently contained in chambers and stopes underground at Giant Mine. The Health Effects Monitoring Program will continue to monitor local populations for arsenic and other metals during remediation activities at the mine. To find out more visit ykhemp.ca