Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

Britannia Mine

This website is maintained by the Crown Land Restoration Branch of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MAL) of the Province of British Columbia. The Province has provided indemnification for environmental liabilities to the successor companies of the mine operators, in exchange for $30,000,000. Using this money, the Crown Land Restoration Branchhas taken on the task of remediation at the Britannia Mine site. The focus of the remediation program is the water treatment plant (WTP) to treat contaminated mine water.

The Ministry of Environment has been acting as the regulator with respect to environmental laws under the Waste Management Act. Links to other websites, including the regulator's website, are provided on the links page.