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Global leaders in tailings management showed their progress in reducing risks at Paste 2016


Tailings management leaders from all over the world met at the 19th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Paste 2016. The seminar brought together over 250 attendees from 19 countries who took part in 44 technical presentations, 6 plenary sessions, and a panel discussion.

Tailings management leaders from all over the world met at the 19th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Paste 2016. The seminar brought together over 250 attendees from 19 countries who took part in 44 technical presentations, 6 plenary sessions, and a panel discussion.

The seminar was held on July 5-8th at the Hotel Grand Hyatt Santiago. Among the most prevalent of the presentations were those that spoke of experiences on real operation sites. Presenters shared how they were able to overcome challenges to achieve satisfactory, if not excellent, operations.

Sergio Barrera, the technical coordinator for the seminar and senior consultant in tailings management at Delfing, Chile, also presented an analysis of his own. He reviewed recent operations failures and how thickened tailings management technology could be used to significantly reduce risks.

The seminar president and tailings and water manager for SCM Minera Lumina Copper, Chile, Hubert González, highlighted “the substantial, global participation from everyone involved with tailings management; the works that have been developed, the experience of sharing and learning about other realities from this magical world of mining processes.”

In addition, Andy Fourie, professor from the Civil, Environmental and Mining School at the University of Western Australia, and directing member of the organizing committee of Paste, highlighted the opportunity that Paste offered to share experiences:

“[Paste provides] an opportunity for people from around the world to share their experiences and recent developments in new and better ways to manage mine tailings. It also provides local delegates the opportunity to find out what is happening around the world, and for international delegates to find out about the enormous advances being made in Chile.”

Paste 2017

The next edition of Paste, Paste 2017, was launched at the seminar’s closing ceremony. It will be held in China, where the organizers feel the event will be a great opportunity to demonstrate what this Asian country is doing in the field.

 “It is always a great opportunity to meet people in the industry from all over the world. Therefore, it is a distinguished honor to be the host of the next Paste conference and I hope it can be a chance to show the current state of China to the world (…) Mining in China is quite different from the rest of world. I therefore hope that this conference will help the world understand the situation in China better, and more importantly, create chances for communication and cooperation between China and the world,” stated Profs. Aixiang Wu from the University of Science and Technology Beijing and President of the Paste 2017 Organizing Committee.