strong>Excerpt From the OH&S Magazine – April 2010

The British Columbia operator of a remote copper-gold mine in the Yukon has shut the doors to two bunkhouse units after mould was discovered in their bathrooms.

The mould was identified in mid-February during a joint health and safety committee inspection of the Minto Mine work camp near the Yukon community of Carmacks. Vancouver-based Capstone Mining Corp. Opted to close the units pending completion of an environmental hygiene assessment. When they looked at the washrooms and opened up a couple of walls, there was a significant mould problem.