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MISC 213 - Mine Closure and Rehabilitation

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MISC 213 12 September 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 213 07 November 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 213 12 December 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Historic practices at many mining, industrial and even local authority facilities are causing the contamination of land and the pollution of surface and groundwater resources. Remediation, including industrial land rehabilitation and mine closure, has become an important requirement of environmental legislations in many countries. The failure to timeously implement reasonable measures for remediation not only carries legal liabilities but also poses a risk to share prices and the public image of a company. It has therefore become essential to determine and implement rehabilitation measures that will successfully address potential pollution problems in the mining sector in a sustainable manner.

Course Objectives

  • Use historical regional and site data to target site characterization efforts to address data gaps and avoid unnecessary data collection.
  • Address immediate site threats with early or interim actions.
  • Use proven and accepted technologies in reclamation design and construction, to minimize agency review time and develop long-term, low-maintenance closure solutions.
  • Understand and respect nearby communities
  • Provide on-going communications and community involvement during the project life
  • Use of local resources and expertise whenever possible

Who Should Attend?

  • Onsite Mine managers
  • Environmental Officers
  • Mining Consultants
  • Anyone with an interest in leading practice in the mining industry

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Regulation and governance from mine exploration to mine closure
  • Designing, constructing and managing mine closures
  • Mining life cycle
  • Key technical constraints

Day 2

  • Mine closure planning and sustainability
  • sustainability assessment concepts
  • Required documents
  • Baseline environment
  • Closure risks

Day 3

  • Regional planning
  • Land forming (land profiling and design)
  • Operational mitigation measures
  • Land preparation and soil management
  • Closure success criteria & KPIs

Day 4

  • Reclamation, remediation, rehabilitation and restoration
  • Revegetating areas
  • Managing water quality
  • Resloping rock piles
  • Covering waste rock piles
  • Encouraging wildlife to return to the area
  • Beautification processes

Day 5

  • Ongoing maintenance and testing
  • Water use, management and impacts, including acid mine drainage (AMD)
  • Mine closure legacies and opportunities
  • Historical, artisanal and small-scale mining
  • Effective communication in mining process