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Responsible Tailings Management 101

September 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am


September 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am
September 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am



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It is not possible to permit, operate or close a mine in the 21st century unless it exhibits ability and commitment to practice responsible tailings management. This live webcast will review the concepts of what responsible tailings management is as it pertains to the life cycle of a mine, i.e. planning, design, operation, and closure. The webcast, by use of examples from around the world, will emphasize current trends in best practices in tailings management embraced by leaders in the industry. The webcast includes a review of the current trend in dewatered tailings options (paste, filtered etc.), where/when they are viable options, and the pitfalls to avoid in their adoption. The webcast will also include examples for preferred “environmentally friendly” solutions that also meet the technical and economical requirements for viable mining. Solutions that can be adopted and their mutual benefits to both the mining operations and the environment will be noted using case histories to illustrate key points. Finally, risk management and closure planning will be described in terms of how a pragmatic approach to both is entirely consistent with responsible tailings management.

Engineers, scientists, managers, and technical personnel, as well as anyone who wants to gain an in-depth appreciation of design, construction, operation, and closure of large and complex tailings facilities, in difficult and challenging environments, should also consider registering for Advanced Tailings and Mine Waste Facility Design, Construction, Operation, and Closure to be held two months after this webcast.