Newmont: Recycling and Repurposing to Protect the Environment

The Colorado Mining Association (CMA) honored winners of the Environmental Stewardship and Pollution Prevention Awards on Feb. 21 at the 119th annual National Western Mining Conference and Exhibition in Denver. Conference attendees at the awards banquet gathered to celebrate the very best mining company technologies and programs designed and implemented to protect the environment.

For the second straight year, Newmont’s Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine’s Cresson Project took the top “Best of Best” award for its leadership in recycling and repurposing materials used by the operation. The Cripple Creek and Victor Cresson Project continues to build on its strong tradition of community support, demonstrating leadership in eliminating waste, repurposing materials used on site and recycling.

The mine’s work with the Young Environmental Stewards (YES) program to establish small mammal and bird habitat values on reclaimed land is also noteworthy. The YES program represents an outstanding example of community engagement and youth environmental education.

CMA President Stan Dempsey, Jr. congratulated the company and its employees stating, “Cripple Creek and Victor’s Cresson Project stands as a wonderful example of a modern mining operation developing and implementing innovative and responsible environmental practices.”