Ecometrix at CIM 2023

Daniel Skruch, Sarah Barabash, and Derek Amores led a short course on maintaining chemical stability within tailings storage facilities (TSF) at Canada’s premier mining trade show.

Event date Apr 30, 2023 - May 03, 2023
Event location Montreal, QC

From April 30 to May 3, the annual CIM Convention took place in Montreal, bringing together the thought-leaders and businesses shaping the mining industry.

Before the event, several specialized short courses were offered by experts in their fields. On April 30, Daniel Skruch and Derek Amores, Environmental Scientists, and Sarah Barabash, Director of Mining Services, hosted a course on what we need to consider in the context of the Global Industry Standard on tailings management.

The course was tailored to environmental site managers, tailings managers, practitioners, and engineers of record. Those who attended left with a basic understanding of chemical stability considerations in TSF, potential geochemical failure modes, and strategies to promote chemical stability while maintaining compatibility with the designs for physical stability.

The presentation featured case studies, visual tools, and dynamic modelling scenarios, drawing on their deep expertise at Ecometrix to consider water quality risks, water management, construction approach, environmental impacts, and de-risking of potential long-term liabilities.

To find out more about the course, click here.