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November 22, 2022

A SECOND LIFE FOR QUEBEC'S SERPENTINE TAILINGS

For more than a hundred years, chrysotile mines were active in two regions of the province of Quebec (Canada). Due to the soaring, worldwide demand for strategic minerals contained inside the mines' tailings (magnesium, amorphous silica, cobalt, nickel, etc.), used namely in batteries and electric vehicles production, those mine complexes are now developing forward-looking projects that will contribute to a green, sustainable economy, and to the communities' prosperity and well-being.

 

THE CHRYSOTILE INDUSTRY CREATED A RESPONSIBLE-USE PROGRAM THAT IS BASED
ON THE CONTROLLED-USE APPROACH TO REGULATING CHRYSOTILE

 

 

The chrysotile fibre is encapsulated in a matrix of cement or resin, preventing the release of fibres.
 
More than 90% of chrysotile is used in the construction of buildings in fiber cement and in the making of construction materials.
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