Producers and service providers are mapping out pathways to more eco-friendly handling of mining’s solid-waste materials ranging from tires to trash
By Russell A. Carter, Contributing Editor
Mine operators expect to encounter unanticipated incidents throughout the life of a project. It could be an outcome of a bad decision in an early stage of development, an unexpected natural event, or a shift in the regulatory framework. Maybe the drilling contractor pulled cores that were too small in diameter to provide valid crushing samples during the testwork phase. Or, years of unprecedented drought shrink a once abundant water supply to a trickle. Changes to mining taxes and royalties can hinge on the outcome of an election. That’s why risk management advice is an industry growth sector.