ENVIRONMENT

Tailings innovation focus

THE release of a global industry standard on tailings management went largely unnoticed in August amid all the disruption created by COVID-19, however, it signalled the start of a major change in how the industry thinks about tailings.

David Upton
A new standard is changing the way miners looking at tailings.

A new standard is changing the way miners looking at tailings.

The standard was triggered by disasters in Brazil, notably the Samarco and the Brumadinho tailings dam failures in 2015 and 2019 respectively. Within weeks of Brumadinho, a global tailings review was...

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