Public access to Ptarmigan mine site restricted while work underway

YELLOWKNIFE (September 12, 2016) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources advises access to the Ptarmigan Mine will be restricted this fall because of work being carried out at the site.

A contractor will be conducting an environmental assessment to determine the extent of contamination at the Ptarmigan Mine site. The work will be carried out during September and October.

Similar work is also being done at the Tom, Crestaurum, Tin and Burwash Mine sites.

Fencing will be installed at the Ptarmigan Mine and Tom Mine sites to restrict public access to the sites that pose safety risks to the public.

The public is asked to avoid all these abandoned mine sites while this work is in progress.

For more information, contact:

Judy McLinton

Manager, Public Affairs and Communications

Environment and Natural Resources

Government of the Northwest Territories

Tel: 867-767-9231 ext. 53014