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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Summary
Project number 24100
Project nameBema Warrants - Kupol
CountryRussian Federation
SectorGold
Company nameEastWestGold
Environmental categoryA
Date document disclosedSeptember 15, 2005
Date revised document disclosedMay 12, 2006
StatusCompleted
Previous EventsSigned: December 12, 2005
Approved: November 1, 2005

Information Disclosed
As of May 12, 2006, the following complete set of Category A documentation has been released locally and to the World Bank
Infoshop:

- Environmental Impact Assessment in English, dated March 2006;
- Kupol Environmental and Social Action Plan, dated March 2006;
- Executive Summary of the draft Environmental Impact Assessment in English, dated June 2005;
- Russian ESIA and ESAP, dated 2005.

Previously, the following complete set of Category A documentation has been released locally and to the World Bank InfoShop:

- Draft Environmental Impact Assessment in English, dated June 2005
- Draft Kupol Environmental and Social Action Plan, dated June 2005
- Executive Summary of the draft Environmental Impact Assessment in English, dated June 2005

In addition, an electronic version of the Executive Summary of the draft Environmental Impact Assessment can be found at http://www.kupolgold.com.

Availability of full documentation

The complete set of Category A documentation is available from the World Bank InfoShop:

World Bank InfoShop
1818 H Street, N.W., Room J1-060
Washington, DC 20433
USA

Telephone: (202) 458-4500 (USA)
Fax: (202) 522-1500 (USA)
E-mail: pic@worldbank.org

Hours of Operation: 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday through Friday)

The complete set of Category A documentation is also available locally in the company’s offices at the following locations:


Anadyr

26 Otke Street, Room 48
Telephone: (427-22) 2-41-58

Bilibino
Subregion Vostochnyi 1/7, Section 7, 5th floor
Telephone: (427-38) 2-68-92

Pevek
51 Kuvaeva Street
Telephone: (427-37) 422-83

To view the Summary of Project Information(SPI) for this project, click here

Project description

The project is the development of the Kupol gold deposit, located in Chukotka, in Northeastern Russia. The Kupol deposit is located approximately 950 kilometers northeast of Bema Gold Corporation’s (Bema or the sponsor) Julietta mine (an IFC financed project).

This is a world class deposit and is considered to be one of the best gold resources worldwide under development in the last 10 years with an average grade of 16.9 grams/ton (g/t). Mining will be a combination of open pit and underground, with the underground providing a majority of the ore from the fifth year of operation onward. The total project cost is estimated at $521 million.
Environmental and Social Documentation

As of May 12, 2006, the following complete set of Category A documentation has been released locally and to the Wolrd Bank Infoshop:

- Environmental Impact Assessment in English, dated March 2006;
- Kupol Environmental and Social Action Plan, dated March 2006;
- Executive Summary of the draft Environmental Impact Assessment in English, dated June 2005;
- Russian ESIA and ESAP, dated 2005.


Core documentation: Final

Executive Summary_IFC_9_13_05.pdfESIA March 2006.pdfESAP_NOVEMBER_FINAL.pdf



Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP): Attachments - Final


Appendix1.Accident_Investigation&Reporting.pdf

Appendix1.Attachment 1_H&S.pdf

Appendix1.EmergencyResponse&Contingency.pdf

Appendix 1. ERP Agencies.pdf

Appendix 2. Figure 1 Pevek Kupol Road.pdf

Appendix 2. Figure 2 Kupol Fuel and Petrol Storage.pdf

Appendix 2. Figure 3 Reagents Storage.pdf

Appendix 2. Winter_road_Part_I_English_12_1_05.pdf

Appendix2.Winter_road_Part_II_English.pdf

Appendix 2. SPCC_OCTOBER_FINAL.pdf

Appendix 3. Figure 1 Landfill.pdf

Appendix 3. Figure 3 Sampling locations.pdf

Appendix3.Waste_Management.pdf

Appendix4.Closure_Open_Pit_Water_Mgmt.pdf

Appendix 4. Figure 1 Surface Disturbance Map.pdf

Appendix 4. Reclamation.pdf

Appendix4.CoverPage_Closure_Open_Pit_Water_Mgmt.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP 2005 Bilibino.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP 2006 Newspaper Article.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP 2005 Illirny.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP 2006 Bilibino Protocol.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP_03_15_06.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP 2006 Pevek Protocol.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP 2005 Ugol'ny Kopi.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP 2006 Illirny Protocol.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP 2006 Ugol'ny Kopi Protocol.pdf

Appendix 6. Charitable_foundation.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP 2005 Pevek.pdf

Appendix 5. PCDP 2006 Anadyr Protocol.pdf


Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (SAP): Figure - Final


Figure 3.1- Existing Thermistor Locations.pdfFigure 3.2 proposed thermistors.pdfFigure 3.3 Sampling locations.pdf


Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Appendices - Final:

Attachment A. Hydrology_data_2005.xlsAttachment A. Kupol Animal Species.xlsAttachment A. plant species..xls
Attachment A. water quality.xlsAttachment A. weather_data.xlsAttachment B. Appendix A final.pdf
Attachment B. Appendix B_final.pdfAttachment B. Appendix C.pdfAttachment B. Appendix D.pdf
Attachment B. Appendix E final.pdfAttachmentB.Surface_ Plan.pdfAttachment B. ard_section90972.pdf
Attachment B. ard_section91090.pdfAttachmentC.AppendixA.Tech_Doc_ES3 _2_.pdfAttachment C. Appendix B. Alt_#2Water_Balance.pdf
Attachment C. AppendixC.Thermal_Modelling.pdfAttachmentC.Tailings_Facility_Feasibility_Design.pdfAttachment C.AppendixB.Alt1WB_Waste_Rock.pdf
Attachment C. Figure 3-1.pdfAttachment C. Figure 3-4.pdfAttachment C. Figure 3-5.pdf
Attachment C. Figure 3-6.pdfAttachment C. Figure 4-1.pdfAttachment C. Figure 4-2.pdf
Attachment C. Figure 6-1.pdfAttachment C. Figure 6-2.pdfAttachment C. Figure 7-9.pdf
Attachment C. Figure 7-10.pdfAppendix D. 330-001.pdfAppendix D. 330-002.pdf
Appendix D. 330-003.pdfAppendix D. 330-004.pdfAppendix D. 330-005.pdf
AppendixD.Kupol_Waste_Rock_Mngmt_Plan.pdfAppendix E. Alt1 WB.pdfAppendix E. Alt2 WB.pdf
Appendix D. 330-001.pdfAppendix E. 330-002.pdfAppendix E. 330-004.pdf
Appendix E. 330-005.pdfAppendixE.Site_Water_Balance_Report.pdfAppendix F. Figure 1-1.pdf
Appendix F. Figure 1-2.pdfAppendixF.Kupol_Water Mngm_Plan.pdfAppendix G. Figure 2-1.pdf
Appendix G. Figure 2-2.pdfAppendixG.Surface_Water_Quality_Modeling.pdfAppendixH.Aquifer_Testing_Report.pdf
Appendix I. ARS AQ Report.pdf

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Figures:


Figure 1_Regional Map.pdf

Figure 2 Process Scheme.pdf

Figure 5 Site Layout.pdf

Figure 6_Site Water Balance.pdf

Figure 8_Kupol Regional Geology.pdf

Figure 9_Property Geology.pdf

Figure 10.pdf

Figure 11.pdf

Figure 12.pdf

Figure 13 Soils Map.pdf

Figure 14_1 Archeology Map.pdf

Figure 14_2 Archeology Map.pdf

Figure 15_Typical Permafrost Zone.pdf



Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) in Russian (38,150 kb, 473 pages):

Kupol-ESIA-Russian.pdf

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