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Closure of mine waste disposal facilities in cold climates such as those of Northern Canada and Alaska pose special challenges. Covers for mine waste disposal facilities demand special attention and engineering techniques. And if the waste is potentially acid generating, the closure and cover requirements are even more stringent.

Organized by InfoMine, the upcoming Cold Covers seminar and short course addresses mine closure challenges specific to cold regions, with an in depth look at cover systems.

This highly technical event is an ideal professional development opportunity for those involved, or looking to get involved, in northern region mine waste handling; mine closure projects; or cover systems design and installation. The accompanying short course, “Cover system and landform design in cold regions”, is coordinated and delivered by Mike O’Kane (O’Kane Consultants), Gordon McKenna (BGC Engineering), and Justin Straker (Integral Ecology Inc.).

Hosted in Whistler BC, this is a highly technical seminar and short course offering, so space is limited.

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