Tailings and Mine Waste Conference

Tailings facility review and evaluation standards Robertson, Andrew McG; Caldwell, Jack


Peer review of dams and tailings facilities has been done for a long time. Independent tailings facility review is, however, still not standard practice. This paper describes the authors’ stories of early peer review in which they were involved. Hence the paper surveys some early and current expert opinions on what constitutes reasonable tailings facility peer review. Finally the paper addresses some current issues facing those who convene or sit on Independent Tailings Review Boards. The opinions and recommendations in this paper are personal, probably controversial, and certainly not universally implemented.

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