VANCOUVER, BC, Canada, June 22, 2009 -- BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc., a leader in the treatment of industrial wastewater, announced that it has commenced water treatment operations for the 2009 season at its Raglan plant, located in Nunavik (Northern Quebec) at Xstrata Nickel's Raglan Mine. BioteQ is responsible for operating its proprietary ChemSulphide® plant, as well as the Spoon lime treatment plant at the site, treating water from surface operations to meet strict water quality criteria for discharge to the environment.
This will be BioteQ's fifth year of operation at the Raglan Mine site owned by Xstrata Nickel. Xstrata is strongly committed to the best sustainable development practices, and has chosen to work with BioteQ to apply innovative water treatment technologies which produce clean water to meet stringent water quality criteria set by provincial and Nunavik regulations. The ChemSulphide® plant is owned and operated by BioteQ, and is ISO 14001 certified for environmental compliance. The plant is budgeted to treat 750,000 cubic meters of water for the 2009 operating season. A new stand-by charge is in place, in the event that the rate of snow melt delays water treatment.
In addition, following successful operation of the Spoon water treatment plant in 2008, BioteQ has secured a 2 year, fee-based contract with Xstrata Nickel to assume operating responsibility for the Spoon plant at the site. BioteQ will provide operating staff on a cost-plus fee basis.
BioteQ is a water treatment company that applies innovative technologies and operating expertise to solve challenging water treatment problems, reducing environmental liabilities while delivering lower life cycle costs for water treatment.