Innovations for Mine Waste Management and Mine Closure


Ms Ljiljana Josic

The mining industry has been developing innovative mine waste disposal methods over the years. Good mine waste management practices, valorisation of waste into added value products and introduction of innovative technologies is apparent to lead to better environmental conditions in mining operations with subsequent benefits to social acceptance. In parallel, mine closure good practice is the key solution to make mining rehabilitation an added value for the sector and additionally keep alive economic for the local economy and engage social acceptance. Most innovations have mainly an impact on environmental and social aspects. This paper is to discuss current innovations in the mine waste management and mine closure practices including few cases studies where innovations have been applied