Reducing tailings risks and increasing safety after closure
CIM Vancouver 2016
Mr Andrew Watson (Dir of Mining - MWH), Mr Patrick Corser (Canada Country Manager - MWH ), Mrs Resa Furey (MWH )
Not all closed TSFs enjoy a lowered levels of risk. Reducing risks and increasing safety after tailing storage facility (TSF) closure is a key goal and one that remains elusive at many mines around the world. This presentation will look at risk at different stages of the TSF life cycle and propose that the risk of failure after closure can be reduced. The authors will explore essential ideas that mining companies and governments associate with ‘walk away closure’. The paper will discuss how commitment to common principles can inform our mine plans, behaviours and management practices to achieve lower post closure risk.