FSE Comment on Joburg SDF

Academics and the FSE consider residential townships, edible crop production and livestock grazing to be high risk land-uses for tailings storage facilities (TSFs), TSF footprints and areas within aqueous or aerial zone of influence of TSFs and metallurgical plants in South Africa. Failure by regulators and industry to agree on suitable ‘soft’ end land-uses and […]

Tailings Storage Facility

It has been noted, not without serious concern that the Project will result in: The loss of a wetlands system and that no mitigation methods can be realistically prescribed for this activity; The placement of the TSF within or next to wetland areas will impact on the underlying geohydrology of the system; The surface hydrological […]

Reclamation of Mine Residue Areas for Development Purposes

The FSE has commented on Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s project to reclaim mine residue areas for future development purposes. “If we were to judge the future environmental impacts of the reclamation of tailings dams grounded upon the current environmental impacts and management of the reclamation of tailings dams, we have reason for […]

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