Mining Sector

Air Quality Consulting Services to the Mining Sector

mine1McVehil-Monnett Associates is a recognized leader providing air quality and meteorological consulting services to the mining, mineralogical and metallurgical processing industries since its inception in 1984.  Mining and processing sectors we serve include:

  • Coal, base and precious metals
  • Sand and gravel/aggregates
  • Molybdenum, uranium, limestone and others

Key services we provide:

  • Monitoring
  • Modeling
  • Permitting
  • Compliance assistance
  • Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement support
  • Emission factor development for fugitive dust sources

mine2We have extensive experience in fugitive dust analyses and control plans, as well as control technology evaluations. MMA assists clients with development and implementation of monitoring programs, and provides air modeling studies as required for permit applications, compliance issues, environmental impact statements and environmental assessments.  Our modeling staff works regularly with all current regulatory models, such as AERMOD and CALPUFF, as well as other air dispersion models.

In addition to our work for domestic operations, we have provided environmental support to dozens of international project locations ranging from South America to Central Asia. Our international experience includes baseline and compliance monitoring for major copper, zinc and gold projects in Peru, air quality modeling for two major copper operations in Chile, and both monitoring and impact assessment activities for a copper smelter in the Peruvian Andes.

Whatever your air consulting needs, our staff has the experience and expertise required to provide professional, cost effective services.

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