We take very seriously how our decisions and processes related to water management impact our overall operations and our communities.
Before we even begin, we think of the end. When Hecla acquired the Troy Mine in 2015, we made a commitment to the community to reclaim the site so the mined lands could be returned to other productive land uses such as wildlife habitat.
Hecla has invested in innovative technology to help protect our people and reduce our environmental impact.
Hecla uses renewable energy sources whenever possible to further reduce our environmental impact.
Responsible management of mining waste, or tailings, is a critical part of our daily operations and our long-term responsibility to our communities.
Our mines are located in some of the world’s most unique habitats, and we strive to be attentive neighbors that ensure wildlife is safe and protected for the present and future.
Our Lucky Friday Mine was named a “Pollution Prevention Champion” by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) for its environmental stewardship practices.
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