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The ROLES Project Winner at the 2015 Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards


The Restoration of Labrador Exploration Sites, or ROLES Project, in which NML is a participant along with industry partners, government and aboriginal communities,  was recently selected as the winner in the Community Group or Organization category for the 26th Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Awards.

The ROLES Project aims to clean up abandoned mineral exploration sites in Labrador.  Goals include:

  • Identify and assess abandoned exploration sites throughout Labrador;
  • Begin removing waste material at priority sites, including items such as oil drums, drilling equipment, batteries and various petroleum products;
  • Work directly with community members and local companies; and
  • Provide opportunities for rehabilitation training.

In announcing the award to Ms. Kaylen Janes, Chair of the ROLES Project, the Environment and Conservation Minister for Newfoundland & Labrador, Dan Crummell, wrote, “I commend you for the outstanding contributions you are making to preserve and protect our environment and natural heritage and encourage you to continue with your environmentally friendly activities.”

NML is proud to be part of the ROLES Project initiative.

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