Environmental and Health Effects of Chromium
Cliffs Natural Resources is proposing to develop a large chromite deposit in a remote area of northern Ontario that has been dubbed the Ring of Fire. Chromium, which makes up chromite along with iron and oxygen, is a toxic metal that has never been mined in Canada, Recognising a need for additional information, MiningWatch has conducted a literature review of environmental and human health issues associated with mining and processing the metal. The complete literature review and three summary fact sheets are available below.
Complete Literature Review (PDF 846 KB)