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Mining Baseline Studies

Environmental Impact Assessments Environmental Impact Assessments

DST has the capacity to work with public and private clients to achieve environmental compliance on a wide variety of projects. Our highly experienced team has a thorough understanding of the planning system, and the procedural and technical aspects of environmental impact assessments. We can provide services required by both federal and provincial agencies.

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GeochemistryGeochemistry

The prediction of minesite drainage chemistry is an integral part of mine design and impact assessment. The quality of water draining from a mine must be shown to meet strict environmental regulations and water quality standards. Issues such as acid rock drainage (ARD) and metal leaching (ML) have the potential to produce severe impacts on the surrounding environment,

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MeteorologyMeteorology

Weather and climate are important pre-development considerations for mine design as meteorological data is used for several environmental models required for permit applications, including Environmental Compliance Approvals for air emissions and noise.

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HydrologyHydrology

Hydrological services provided by DST for the mining industry consist of desktop studies, flow monitoring and the installation of hydrometric stations. The hydrology baseline data reports are completed and utilized throughout the development process to support eventual mine design, dam design and mine permitting.

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Surface Water & Sediment QualitySurface Water & Sediment Quality

DST conducts surface water and sediment quality studies for our clients to meet a variety of project objectives including baseline environmental monitoring, advanced exploration monitoring, compliance with metal mining effluent regulations (MMER) and closure monitoring.
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Vegetation & SoilsVegetation & Soils

DST has conducted numerous vegetation and soils surveys for private and public sector clients. Vegetation and soils surveys are conducted for our clients to meet a variety of project objectives including providing clear and impartial information about a project’s potential environmental and social impacts in order to satisfy Environmental Impact Assessment requirements.

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Fisheries ResourcesFisheries Resources

Fisheries resources represent a key component of any baseline assessment related to mining and exploration activities. Numerous Provincial and Federal regulatory agencies require a thorough understanding of the fisheries resources in the vicinity of a project; as well as how the proposed development and related infrastructure may impact the environment prior to permitting a project.

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Terrestrial WildlifeTerrestrial Wildlife

DST’s team of biologists are experienced in collecting environmental data on terrestrial resources for mine permitting and environmental effects mitigation. Predicting potential impact during the planning phase allows DST to assist in project design improvement. DST’s biologists have extensive experience conducting wildlife surveys, assessments and inventories.

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Mapping & GISMapping & GIS

DST provides Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Solutions for Mining Services. The GIS section provides a variety of Mapping and GIS Solutions across the country, including a variety of remote and northern regions. The GIS cartography and data processing is primarily completed using the ESRI Suite of products, but can complete figure creation with the use of AutoCAD.

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NEW! VIBACCESS

Vibration & Noise Monitoring Service

User friendly internet service that provides analysis of vibration and noise event information with near-real time transmission to subscribers. Specialized graphical map shows you location of sensors, compatible with a variety of devices.

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Community Events

NEW Fully Certified Lab Open for Business in Water...

DST Consulting Engineers Inc. is excited to announce the opening of our new, CCIL certified laboratory in Waterloo, Ontario to provide material testing and quality control services. The lab will…


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DST’s Syed Ahmed Work Published in Internati...

We are proud to announce DST’s Syed Ahmed, Engineer in Training working out of the Thunder Bay, Ontario operations, has recently had papers printed in two reputable international journals. In…


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DST Supports up-and-coming Engineering Talent

Corporate responsibility continues to be a top priority for DST and we make every effort to give back to the communities in which we operate.  One area that is of…


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OIAA Northern Chapter Golf Tournament

DST continues to be a proud supporter of the annual OIAA Northern Chapter Golf Tournament.  Every year, golfers tee off at the always tee-rific Pine Grove Golf Club in Sudbury, Ontario.  This year…


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DST Will be Attending the 11th Annual IPC | Calga...

DST is once again proud to be a sponsor of the annual International Pipeline Conference in Calgary, AB. For more information on the conference please visit http://www.ipcyyc.com/.


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Blasting Videos

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Our qualified blasting engineers design more than just rock-cuts and mines. They take down structures! Reinforced concrete buildings, smokestacks, steel tanks…

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