Air quality monitoring is carried out at designated locations around FGM to assess potential impacts on air quality and compliance with regulatory requirements.
FGMs extensive air quality monitoring program consists of:
Gaseous emissions and odour are also measured from underground ventilation shafts/outlets.
Monitoring results are reviewed to assess local/regional air quality conditions, identify potential mine-related sources of dust, and inform additional air quality management measures, if required.
Fosterville Gold Mine’s air quality limits are set in accordance with ERS (EPA, 2021) and Publication 1961 (EPA, 2022).
Air quality exceedances are investigated and reported to the regulators (Earth Resources Regulation and Environment Protection Authority Victoria).
FGM’s air quality monitoring results are reported at quarterly Environment Review Committee meetings.
The ambition of Fosterville Gold Mine is to ensure every interaction with communities and with stakeholders is positive and aligned with the organisation’s values.
FGM employs a variety of dust control measures to manage dust from its operational activities. These controls include, but are not limited to:
Agnico Eagle Fosterville acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Taungurung Peoples of the Kulin Nation, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.