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The Global Tailings Standard has been delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, but once released, some have wondered if these guidelines could – or should – become enforced regulations. Donna Schmidt reports.

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The Global Tailings Standard draft is available to view, but progress on it has been delayed due to COVID-19. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The topic of tailings, particularly ways in which mining can learn from failures of the past, was high on the agenda at this year's MineXchange 2020 SME Annual Conference & Expo in Phoenix,

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