Mine waste cover systems
Effective management of mine waste requires an understanding of the interaction between local climate, the geochemical properties of waste material and the surrounding environment. Cover systems are an important part of controlling this interaction and supporting the rehabilitation of mine waste held in tailings storage facilities, waste rock dumps or heap leach piles. The Office of the Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner is undertaking work to review and assess practices for the management of mine waste in Queensland.
Publications will be made available here once completed.
- Effective cover systems for waste rock dumps and tailings storage facilities, February 2022
This research brief introduces the work we plan to undertake and stakeholder advice on mine waste cover systems.