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Mine Tailings Fundamentals: Current Technology and Practice for Mine Tailings Facilities Operations and Closure
Sponsored by: U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division
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May 20, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, EDT (17:00-19:00 GMT)

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Presentation Overview:

This two-part webinar in the CLU-IN mining webinar series will focus on mine tailing facilities. Some of the topics to be covered include design, construction, operation, closure, and maintenance and operation. Each session is designed to provide sufficient time for presentations and interaction with the participants.

Part One (Tuesday, May 19): Topics related to mine tailings facilities will include design features, siting, operation, and maintenance. Examples will be presented to discuss issues that can arise during the operation of tailings facilities and how to take steps to prevent them.

Part Two (Wednesday, May 20): This presentation on best management practices for mine tailings facilities will provide details related to decommissioning mine tailings piles. The majority of this webinar will focus on considerations for final covers used in closing tailings facilities. Some of the details to be presented include cover design, performance, and operation and maintenance.

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