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Best Practices for Tailings Management


Every mine discharging tailings needs to have a tailings management plan that covers how the tailings will be disposed or stored, how that facility will be maintained even after the mine shuts down and how emergency situations will be handled should the facility fail. These plans must comply with all regulations from the bodies governing tailings management in your region.

A good tailings management plan involves information from a variety of experts, including geotechnical professionals, geologists, hydrologists, civil and environmental engineers, public relations, mineral processing engineers, mining engineers, finance, health and safety, biologists, and equipment suppliers. When creating a tailings management plan, consider these best practices.

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