After devolution in April of 2003, the Government of Yukon took over the environmental responsibilities and obligations associated with lands previously under the management of the Government of Canada, Northern Affairs Program of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND).
The term “Type II Mines” comes from the Devolution Transfer Agreement (DTA) and refers to several mine sites in Yukon that were identified at the time of devolution as having potentially unfunded environmental liabilities related to closure.
The majority of the identified Type II sites are under company control. Three of the mines sites, Faro, Mount Nansen and Clinton Creek mines have no operator and are termed Abandoned Type II sites or simply Yukon Abandoned mines.
Assessment and Abandoned Mines
Mail: Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6