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New Closure Guidance Published by ICMM: Planning for Integrated Mine Closure

Dawn Garica
Friday, January 15, 2010
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The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) has followed up the August 2008 publication, Planning for Integrated Mine Closure, with a Spanish-language version (Planificación del Cierre Integrado de Minas: Equipo de Herramientas), which was published in a web-based format in September 2009.

The document was introduced at a recent workshop in Peru to mining companies, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations. The text is a guide to mine closure planning with a focus on decision-making that incorporates the participation of both external parties and stakeholders.

The process is presented as “holistic” closure planning per the document introduction by Dr. John Groom, Chief Operating Officer of the ICMM.

One of the most important aspects of the mine closure planning strategy, according to the document, is the stakeholders’ engagement with affected and interested parties throughout the mine life cycle.

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