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Introduction

  • Franco OboniEmail author
  • Cesar Oboni
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Abstract

The future success of the mining industry is dependent on its ability to gain the trust of a wide range of stakeholders in order to obtain its social license to develop and operate (Social License to Operate (SLO)) mines while remaining competitive, profitable and fostering Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our discussion of twenty-first-century tailings dams management starts with a dispassionate look at four major recent failures, revealing the gaps that will make it possible to develop twenty-first-century tailings dams management programs that are sustainable, reasonable, rational and add value to mining project and the industry as a whole.

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  1. 1.Oboni Riskope Associates Inc.RiskopeVancouverCanada

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