Metal is mined throughout the world and Terra Mentis has worked on a number of international mines with a range of wastes.
European Bank Consortium, Bia Mare, Romania: Part of a five-member international team of experts sent to Romania to investigate the causes and potential adverse effects from a cyanide release at a gold recovery operation. The release was one of the largest in Europe and had environmental impacts through Romania, Hungary, and into the Black Sea.
Chuquicamata Anaconda Copper Mine, Northern Chile: The largest copper mine in Chile and until recently, the largest and most productive copper mine in the world. The mine itself contains an open pit that is over seven miles long, a smelter and a refinery.
Metals and mining throughout the Western U.S. have led to extensive release of metal wastes into the environment-metal wastes that affect human health typically include lead, arsenic, chromium, and cadmium. Metals that impact ecological species are typically copper, zinc, lead, and chromium.
ARCO Milltown Superfund Sediment Site, Milltown, MT: A multi-million-dollar site investigation, risk cleanup, and feasibility study for a National Priorities list site in Montana. The process was a unique committee-driven risk assessment process for the site with significant public involvement and risk communication. Chemicals of concern included arsenic, lead, cadmium, copper and zinc.
Clark Fork River Superfund Site, ARCO Remediation, Anaconda, MT:Part of a consulting panel providing expertise on risk assessment-related issues. The process was a unique committee-driven risk assessment process for the site with significant public involvement and risk communication.
California Gulch Superfund Site, Confidential Client, CO:Consulted during litigation on the California Gulch Superfund site.