Tailings management Geoethics considerations

Tailings management Geoethics considerations

Sep 25th, 2018

Tailings 2.0 include Tailings management Geoethics considerations. Furthermore Tailings 2.0 fosters the link between a new way of tackling quantitative risk assessments and geoethics requirements in modern society.

Tailings management Geoethics considerations

Tailings 2.0, the result of over twenty years of research and development, marries the requirements presented in the UNEP report and offers unparalleled support to independent risk assessors. The UNEP report identifies its requirement in distinct ways. For example by stating: “Establish independent waste review boards to conduct and publish independent technical reviews prior to, during construction or modification, and throughout the lifespan of tailings storage facilities.”

Tailings management Geoethics considerations

The  UNEP-GRID Arendal assessment entitled “Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident”  states:

  • “Ensure any project assessment or expansion publishes all externalized costs, with an independent life-of-mine sustainability cost-benefit analysis.” Including, of course the risks.

  • “Require detailed and ongoing evaluations of potential failure modes, residual risks and perpetual management costs of tailings storage facilities.” and

  • “Reduce risk of dam failure by providing independent expert oversight” done by independent risk assessor to maintain good and unbiased oversight. This will “Ensure best practice in tailings management, monitoring and rehabilitation”.

The independent risk assessor will ensure a drastic reduction of conflict of interest. The independent risk assessor will deliver unbiased risk reports. These will be based on facts provided by Space Observation and transparent inclusion of uncertainties in the risk analyses. Tailings 2.0 will deliver unbiased data interpreted using auditable rules, transparent risk registers. All requirements of UNEP will be met.

Following UNEP recommendations, independent risk assessor have to become the new norm. They will base their assessment on auditable, repeatable selections of parameters. These actions foster geoethics, while delivering a more defensible stance and value to the mining industry.

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