Cleaning abandoned mine and exploration sites can pose serious risks to those helping in the clean up efforts.
The Saskatchewan Research Council as a part of Project Cleans is remediating 35 mines in northern Saskatchewan.
Not only are the mines dangerous to enter, risks can also exist beneath the mine.
That’s why information is being gathered from local residents who live near the mines and any newspaper articles or documents that may show what exactly is beneath the mine.
Ian Wilson from the Saskatchewan Research Council says what information is collected is then digitized and used on ipads by those who are working on cleaning the mines.
Wilson adds that having the information in your hands can show risks that can’t be seen visually from the surface such as where the minning came close to the surface and where there’s underground holes to the surface that can’t entirely been seen from the surface visually.
Most of the mines that are being a part of Project Cleans are located near Uranium City.