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Tailings dam monitoring solution wins innovation award
Inmarsat, in collaboration with Knight Piésold UK, have won the Mining Magazine 2019 Editor’s Award for their innovative Tailings Dam Monitoring Solution. The technology allows mining companies to remotely monitor tailings dams in real time, in order to support independent analysis from auditors to guide critical decision making. The collaboration offers a new approach to the way tailings dams are currently audited and managed. The solution collects Read More
December 2016
Waste not, want not – rethinking the tailings and mine waste issue
An exploration of ideas that could help make the reuse of waste and tailings more economically viable Over the past 15 years, the mining industry has begun to incorporate the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable mining practice across the life cycle of mineral operations. This requires addressing economic issues and community impacts and concerns, as well as environmental protection, and is captured in part by the phrase ‘design for sustainability’ (McClellan et al, 2009). Read More
February 2015
Assessing options for tailings management
Effective evaluation of tailings management options is essential to delivering the best practice environmental outcomes at lowest cost. Mining projects worldwide are facing unprecedented scrutiny and demands from investors, regulators, communities and stakeholders. The ability to understand and assess environmental, social, economic and technical risks and opportunities during planning and design has become essential for the success of a project. When assessing options for tailings Read More