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Ferrochrome: Mining and Processing

Chromite mining (in the Ring of Fire) and a smelting facility is being proposed for northern Ontario. These documents give some background information on environmental impacts.

From Mining Watch Canada (May 2012): Potential Toxic Effects of Chromium, Chromite Mining and Ferrochrome Production:: A Literature Review click here for report  (update to report: Cliff Resources is no longer the proponent )

From Public Health Ontario (April 2015)  Case Study: Chromite mining and processing click here for report

From the Journal of Cleaner Production (July 2017): Chromite mining and smelting industry - Relevance to development of the Ring of Fire click here for article

From the Journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (April 2005): Heavy metals (Cr, Zn, Ni, V, Pb, Cd) in lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) and assessment of human exposure in two industrial areas in the Kemi-Tornio region, Northern Finland.  click here for abstract