Environment - Cuba
Environmental monitoring, emissions reduction and reclamation
The Moa Joint Venture actively monitors soil, surface water, groundwater, air and any process effluents around the operation. The Moa operation continues to reclaim land disturbed in mining, while managing the remaining nickel resource for future recovery.
Sherritt continues to make progress in reducing air emissions associated with the operation of the Moa Joint Venture. The operation is managed within the parameters specified and regularly reviewed with Cuban authorities.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) management
Sherritt's greenhouse gas (GHG) offset project in Cuba continues to operate at Energas S.A.'s Varadero facility. By the end of 2011, Sherritt had documented 1,222,023 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reductions for the United Nations' Kyoto credits.