August 10, 2021

A “Dirty Dozen” of Mining Environmental Risk is Called Out, Mostly Citing Tailings Pond Issues

A “Dirty Dozen” of Mining Environmental Risk is Called Out, Mostly Citing Tailings Pond Issues

August 10, 2021

Despite improvement following the 2014 Mount Polley tailings pond disaster, significant wastewater management risks remain in mining-rich British Colombia.  This article calls for further reforms and stronger enforcement, listing a “dirty dozen” with various environmental challenges, often including the inherent risks and wastewater management problems associated with tailings ponds.  With its ability to naturally evaporate water at >59x the normal rate, ECOVAP can mostly eliminate the need for large tailings ponds.

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