CC&V places high priority on maintaining and re-establishing the environment in which we operate. All of CC&V’s employees have a role in environmental compliance and reclamation. A staff of experienced professionals ensures that CC&V takes the necessary steps to protect and enhance the environment and to comply with the many federal, state, and local environmental protection statues, regulations, and ordinances applicable to CC&V’s operations.
Mining is highly regulated - it is one of the most regulated industries in the United States. Extensive planning must be conducted prior to submitting permit applications and substantial baseline data must be collected to describe the environment. All of the plans and information submitted are available for public review. All plans and data must be submitted to regulatory agencies, with documentation that all regulations will be met, before any construction or mining occurs. Upon completion of mining the land must be returned to a beneficial land use.
In Colorado, most of the permitting for the Cresson Project occurs at the State of Colorado level. Unlike many mining operations in the west all of CC&V’s operations are conducted on private lands, no federal or state land is involved.
The leaching facilities at the Cresson Project are an advanced design, with double- triple- and triple-lined containments that include extensive environmental monitoring systems to ensure proper functioning of the system as a zero-discharge facility and compliance with water quality regulations.
> CC&V Master List of Permits
> Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Leadership Program
> CC&V Environmental Guidelines
> AngloGold Ashanti and the Environment
> ISO 14001 Compliance with Environmental Management Standard
> More information on ISO 14001
> Community Right to Know
> International Cyanide Code Certification