25 November 2020
Despite significant investment and effort, very few mines in many jurisdictions across the globe have reached closure.
Reclamation, or rehabilitation measures before and after mining to mitigate mine-related disturbances, is essential to achieving the goals of mine closure, decommissioning, and ultimate release of financial liability.
Integrating reclamation with the overall mine closure package supports the development of better mine closure approaches. These approaches need to be feasible and consistent with local community / stakeholder goals, while posing minimal environmental and social risks.
In this article we take a deeper dive into why addressing water management challenges during reclamation is key to successful mine site closure.