Whenever possible, Hecla recycles and reuses water for milling and processing to help offset our freshwater withdrawal.
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.
Responsible management of mining waste, or tailings, is a critical part of our daily operations and our long-term responsibility to our communities.
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