US universities establish mine tailings centre of excellence
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
The Colorado School of Mines is joining forces with Colorado State University and the University of Arizona to develop a centre of excellence dedicated to mine tailings research and education.
Officials from the education institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining the inter-university initiative, which will focus on the education of engineers to responsibly and sustainably manage mine tailings and the advancement of best practices in tailings management through applied science and engineering research.
Among the centre’s priorities are to offer online and in-person short courses and workshops in tailings management for current mining professionals and engineers, as well as inter-university certificates in relevant areas of tailings and waste management, while also serving as a nexus for the dissemination of best practices and industry benchmarks.