TSM Tailings Review Task Force

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has received the final report of the independent Task Force it commissioned to review its tailings management requirements and guidance under its Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative.

The seven-member, multi-interest Task Force was struck in March 2015 to advise MAC’s Board of Directors on steps that could be taken to further strengthen the association’s tailings management system. Chaired by Doug Horswill, retired senior executive with Teck Resources Limited, the Task Force worked over the past several months to review MAC’s three tailings management guides and the TSM initiative’s tailings management performance indicators. The report includes 29 recommendations that the Task Force believes would enhance the tailings management requirements under the TSM initiative.