Denser, drier, safer

Post-Brumadinho, the spotlight on water management in tailings has never been brighter. The mining industry is rethinking the way it values its existing slurry facilities while pivoting to a drier future. Cecilia Keating reports

Denser, drier, safer Denser, drier, safer Denser, drier, safer Denser, drier, safer Denser, drier, safer

An open-pit mine in Lubumbashi, Katanga province in the DRC; photo taken in June 2019, one month before a fatal tailings dam collapse at Glencore’s DRC mine. Photo: Simon Barry