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MAC updates tailings management guidance

MAC said the update follows a detailed comparison of its Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) standard, first launched in 2004, with the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management launched last August.

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Canada strengthens tailings management standard

The Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) standard, first developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) in 2004, has been updated and now meets, or exceeds, the majority of the global standard’s requirements.

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The Mining Association of Canada updates tailings management guidance

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has announced updates to its guidance on responsible tailings management that, the association says, aligns its policies with the ‘Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management’ published last year.

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Towards Sustainable Mining Tailings Guidance Aligns with Global Standard

Effective tailings management is rightly being prioritized more than ever to ensure that regulators, communities surrounding mine sites, stakeholders, investors and the general public can have confidence in how mining operations are being run.

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Canadian miners subject of tougher tailings standards

Canadian miners are now subject to tougher scrutiny when it comes to tailings management as the body representing the sector has updated existing standards to meet or exceed most global guidelines.

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Op-Ed: Canada’s Mining Sector Plays a Pivotal Role in COVID-19 Economic Recovery Efforts

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe, it is clear that our industry has a significant role to play in ensuring the materials people and businesses need now more than ever are both available and responsibly sourced. Throughout the last year, Canada’s mining companies have rightly focused on the health and safety of their employees, their contractors and the communities in and around which they operate. From building mobile testing units at remote mine locations, to chartering planes for fly-in fly-out operations to ensure social distancing, to allowing Indigenous employees to remain in their home communities with full pay, the mining sector has prioritized health and safety and will undoubtedly continue to do so.

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Mining executives warn Ottawa about dependence on China for strategic minerals amid deteriorating relations

Mining executives and national security experts are warning the federal government about China’s domination of strategic mineral supplies, saying Ottawa needs to better protect supply chains for modern technology that relies on them like electric vehicles and smart phones.

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Canada’s push on critical minerals needs funding to be competitive, experts say

As Canada grapples with policies to boost domestic supply of critical metals and minerals, industry experts say the country will require more funding to compete with China in producing key metals such as rare earths.

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