Table 22
Water recirculation in mineral extraction industries, by purpose, industry group and region, 2011

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Water recirculation in mineral extraction industries, by purpose, industry group and region, 2011
  Process water Cooling, condensing and steam Other Total water recirculation
  millions of cubic metres
Industry group  
Coal mines x 0.0 x 8.4 A
Metal mines 344.0 A x x 357.6 A
Non-metal mines 1 x x x 99.1 A
Total 422.2 A x x 465.1 A
  percent
Percentage of total water recirculation 90.8 x x 100.0
  millions of cubic metres
Region  
Atlantic 2 x x x 46.7 A
Quebec 216.3 B 13.6 A 0.0 229.8 B
Ontario x x x 41.1 D
Prairies 3 x x x 79.1 A
British Columbia and territories 4 68.4 B x x 68.4 B
Canada 422.2 A x x 465.1 A
  percent
Percentage of total water recirculation 90.8 x x 100.0
Excluding sand, gravel, clay, and ceramic and refractory minerals mining and quarrying (North American Industry Classification System, code 21232).
Atlantic provinces include: Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Prairie provinces include: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
British Columbia and territories include: British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, CANSIM tables 153-0078, 153-0079, 153-0087 and 153-0088.
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