The project is conceived as necessary in order to better address the risks associated with closure namely:
- Latent impacts, which may take decades, or even centuries, to manifest themselves.
- Inherent water quality risks.
- The radionuclides, which are associated with the gold mine ore bodies.
- Unlined tailings dams and waste rock dumps, which can never be maintained in completely reducing environment.
- Long term risk regarding the formation of sinkholes.
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