At Ahafo, we monitor and report on water and air quality, noise and blast levels as part of our commitment to responsible environmental practices.
Our Ahafo Water Storage Facility (WSF), a fresh water dam built to provide supplementary fresh water for the mine’s processing plant, is closely monitored to ensure the water quality and level is compliant with the EPA’s approved standards. In addition, Ahafo’s environmental laboratory provides on-site laboratory analyses and environmental data evaluation. We collaborate with regulators, consultants and researchers on various projects, including ecological studies of the WSF and noise impact studies. Our collaboration with these bodies also ensures fulfillment of our regulatory obligations and implementation of environmental best practices.
To ensure the safety and free movement of people around the WSF, we have erected warning signs and also conduct regular patrols and community education.
We also operate an Integrated Waste Management Facility to manage our hazardous waste streams in an environmentally repsonsible manner.