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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Staff get concrete about geotechnical engineering

Training seminars at closed Faro mine help employees understand when a crack in a dam is an emergency, and when not to panic

 

Last updated 6/19/2005 at Noon



Reclaiming a mine site is very different from operating a mine, and the staff involved in the reclamation may have limited experience in this kind of work.

At the former Faro lead-zinc mine in Canada's Yukon, geotechnical training has been provided so that staff understand more about the purpose of their work and the kinds of specific problems to look out for.

Jim Cassie, a geotechnical engin...



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