Waste generated from mining industry
Mining waste arises from prospecting, extraction, treatment and storage of minerals. Giving rise to the single biggest waste stream in Australia, mining and quarrying activities produce wastes including topsoil, overburden, waste rock, and tailings.
Often representing the largest problem, tailings are the unrecoverable and uneconomic metals, minerals, chemicals, organics and process water which is discharged as a slurry for storage.
Benzoil addresses the key concerns in relation to mining waste which are the large volumes that are produced as well as the potential for hazardous substances to be present in the waste stream. Large areas of land are used for depositing mining waste and this activity has the potential to cause environmental pollution if not properly controlled.
Specific resources from industries we service include:
- Iron ore
- Uranium & thorium
- Black & brown coal
Specific waste streams from mining industries we service include:
- Acids & alkalis
- Mercury compounds
- Non-toxic salts
- Mineral oils
- Contaminated soils
Benzoil works with mining industries to provide best practice outcomes for industrial waste and by-products streams, offering resource recovery and treatment and disposal options. Talk to us today about:
- Heavy metals like lead and cadmium
- Contaminated ground water
- Tailings and spoil management
- NORM containing uranium and thorium
- Water treatment sludge