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Waste Rock Management of the Barneys Canyon Mine

For the past decade, Rio Tinto has had a risk review program at their mining facilities, which is reviewed by the highest level of operations and site management.  A major element of this risk review addresses the potential of Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) formation.  Twenty-four mines and advanced projects have been vetted in this program.  Elements of this risk review program have been integrated into the GARD Guide, a web-base international best practice guide for the prevention of ARD ( prepared under the direction of INAP (the International Network for Acid Prevention), a network of international mining companies dedicated to the prevention of ARD.

Conserving water from Lake Argyle

Lake ArgyleThe Argyle Diamond mine is located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It sources water from Lake Argyle, which is protected by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. The mine has been working to reduce its use of water from Lake Argyle as a result of the lake’s high environmental values, and in line with overall best practice.

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