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Dam lessons learned

After Golder review, ICMM binds members to more stringent TSF management

Storing the rock leftover after the desired minerals are recovered is one of the most fundamental parts of mining. Typically stored behind massive earthen embankments, these tailings also pose a threat to human life and the environment, if not properly managed. Committed to sustainable mining, the International Council on Mining and Metals has adopted new tailings dam management measures that its...


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