Reclamation and long-term management of post-industrial areas

Management of remediation solutions for former mining and milling sites by monitoring and maintaining to prevent environmental damage.

Reclamation and long-term management of post-industrial areas

Mining and milling activities will have significantly altered the natural landscape of a region by excavation and disposal of a variety of residues, including tailings. When mining ends, these features have to brought into a state that is stable over the long term and from which no further environmental impacts arise. Thus slopes of pits and waste heaps may need to regraded to prevent erosion and the waste covered to prevent the formation of acid drainage due to rainwater infiltration. Such remediation solutions need to be monitored and maintained, if needed. This long-term management, or stewardship, is best supported by a land-use that is compatible with the environmental protection needs and the expectations of the local and regional population.

The EMMC has the capacity to advice on strategies and processes to achieve long-term stable solutions for such former mining and milling sites.Contact EMMC to see how we can assist you.