This survey seeks to gain a better understanding of how industry currently uses technology to monitor and carry out environmental rehabilitation and restoration efforts, including land rehabilitation, species protection and carbon sequestration.
A large portion of mining, oil and gas companies typically follow the status quo when it comes to rehabilitation and closure monitoring. Cloud-based platform company Decipher, is encouraging miners to look beyond the conventional methods and consider new innovative approaches.
Industry practitioners have gathered at Stanmore Coal’s Isaac Plains mine in Queensland amid the sector’s transition to the state’s progressive rehabilitation and closure plan.
Western Australia has introduced a guidance to help deliver better rehabilitation of mine sites, which saw the support in funding by mining companies such as BHP, Rio Tinto and South32.
Rio Tinto is set to provide funding for the closure of Energy Resources of Australia’s Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory.
BHP in putting health and safety first has joined forces with Rocky Mountain Institute and Pattern Development to repurpose closed mine sites for renewable energy production.
NSW Resources Regulator has updated its half-yearly compliance priorities for July to December this year to help build safer mines.
Rio Tinto said it will commit hundreds of million dollars over decades to rehabilitate its Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley region in Western Australia, following its scheduled closure in early 2020.