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Can alternative tailings disposal become the norm in mining?

July 19, 2021

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Stantec Principals Amanda Adams and Theo Gerritsen describe the pros and cons of alternative tailings disposal in Mining Magazine

New technology promises to reduce water, create a smaller environmental footprint, and reduce long-term risks for mines. Alternative tailings disposal seems to be a much-needed upgrade to traditional waste storage techniques – but it’s not always easy to implement these new methods. It’s critical to consider factors like topography, production rate, and climate when designing a safe and efficient tailings disposal plan. 

  • Amanda Adams

    A project manager and designer for tailing storage dams all over the world, Amanda combines her love of geology with her passion for promoting careers for women in engineering.

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