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Mine site rehabilitation in the media

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CRC CARE welcomes all media enquiries on mine site rehabilitation. We have a number of eminent researchers available for comment.  For general media enquiries, contact CRC CARE Communication Manager Adam Barclay on +61 2 4033 9439 (office), +61 429 779 228 (mobile) or adam.barclay@crccare.com.

Below is a selection of national and international news reports on mine site rehabilitation, as well as other related media.

Mine site rehabilitation in the media

2016 

Derelict mines summit shines spotlight on rehabilitation

13 December 2016

Derelict mines summit shines spotlight on rehabilitation.

The first international summit on derelict mines – Dealing with Derelict Mines – was held in Singleton NSW last week, with delegates exploring the best practice for rehabilitation. Read more

Linc Energy

15th November 2016

Fears taxpayers may foot clean-up bill

The Queensland Government is warning taxpayers could be left with the clean-up bill at a failed underground coal gasification (UCG) site on the state's Western Downs if liquidators are successful in a court challenge. Read more

Better ways to clean up old mines

7 November 2016

Better ways to clean up old mines

"As one of the world's leading mining nations, it is Australia's responsibility to lead in developing systems that ensure that mining operations do not contaminate the wider environment, or toxify the community, both during and after the life of the mine," says conference host, Professor Ravi Naidu, the Managing Director of CRC CARE. Read more

Rehabilitating abandoned mines could create thousands of 'badly needed' jobs, report says

23 October 2016

Rehabilitating abandoned mines could create thousands of 'badly needed' jobs, report says

The rehabilitation of abandoned mines could create thousands of jobs in areas hit hard by the resources downturn, according to a new report. Queensland alone has more than 15,000 abandoned mines, including 300 classified as mega, large or medium size.  Read more

State Government to stump up cash for urgent remediation works

19 October 2016

State Government to stump up cash for urgent remediation works at Beaconsfield gold mine site

The Tasmanian Government will stump up half the $1.25 million cost of remediation works at the Beaconsfield gold mine site while awaiting a Federal Government funding decision. Premier Will Hodgman today said the decision had been made because of the urgency of getting works started at the mine precinct..  Read more

 Treasure from trash: how mining waste can be mined a second time

29 June 2016

Treasure from trash: how mining waste can be mined a second time

All mines generate waste, one type of which is known as “tailings”. Often these solid wastes are stored at or near the mine site itself. Mine site rehabilitation can be expensive, and often the burden falls on the taxpayer rather than the mining company.  Read more

No to rehab? The mining downturn risks making mine clean-ups even more of an afterthought

29 April 2016

No to rehab? The mining downturn risks making mine clean-ups even more of an afterthought

Rectifying the damage caused by mining can be difficult. The new soils created are often infertile and can be easily eroded if the original landscape is not restored. Some sites may contain high levels of heavy metals, acids or salts, which make rehabilitation difficult.  Read more

What should we do with Australia’s 50,000 abandoned mines?

24 July 2014

What should we do with Australia’s 50,000 abandoned mines?

Wandering around Australia, you might want to watch your step — the country currently has more than 50,000 abandoned mines. Some represent a significant threat from contamination; others may pose safety risks; and still others may be losing their value as cultural heritage. But cleaning up old mines is no simple matter.  Read more