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MAC Tailings Media Backgrounder – April 7 2021

For over 20 years the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has led the way in responsible tailings management, a significant focus of the association’s work, starting with its publication of A Guide to the Management of Tailings Facilities in 1998.

History of the Mining Association of Canada’s Leadership in Tailings Management

For over 20 years the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has led the way in responsible tailings management, a significant focus of the association’s work, starting with its publication of A Guide to the Management of Tailings Facilities in 1998. The Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program, launched in 2004, and specifically the Tailings Management Protocol, delivers world leading practice on responsible tailings management by providing a rigorous and well-established set of standards for credible performance measurement and reporting. Effective tailings management is rightly being prioritized more than ever to ensure that stakeholders, communities surrounding mine sites, investors and the general public can have confidence in how mining operations are being run.

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