Acoustical Experience: Environmental Noise Assessments for BC Mining Projects

About This Project

Noise and vibration from mining projects can affect the health and well-being of humans and wildlife. For humans, environmental noise can disturb sleep, cause annoyance, and interfere with speech. For wildlife, potential effects include interference with communication and habitat loss.

A mining project can have hundreds of stationary and mobile noise and vibration sources, including blasting, processing, ventilation, and transportation, such as heavy equipment, aircraft, trucks, rail, and more.

We have extensive experience preparing the noise and vibration components of federal and provincial environmental assessments. By performing measurements and developing software models, we can assess mining-related noise and vibration sources according to national and international standards, and accurately predict noise and vibration levels at nearby communities, mining camps, and wildlife habitat, as we have on the following projects:

Environmental Noise and Vibration Assessments

  • Brucejack Mine, Stewart, BC
  • Galore Creek Mine, Stewart, BC
  • Giscome Quarry and Lime Plant, Prince George, BC
  • Harper Creek Mine, Vavenby, BC
  • Highland Valley Copper 2040 Expansion Project, Logan Lake, BC
  • KSM Mine, Stewart, BC
  • Kutcho Mine, Northwestern BC
  • Morrison Mine, Granisle, BC
  • Murray River Coal Mine, Tumbler Ridge, BC

Third-Party Reviews of Environmental Assessments

  • New Prosperity Mine, Cariboo Regional District
  • Quintette Mine Noise Assessment, Tumbler Ridge, BC
  • Roman Mine Noise Assessment, Tumbler Ridge, BC
Case Studies, Mining
Environmental and Community Noise, Environmental Noise Impact Assessment