COSIA’s Tailings Challenges

The Tailings Environmental Priority Area has identified the below COSIA Challenges to help mobilize the minds and resources of external stakeholders and global solutions providers and allow it to achieve its Aspiration to ‘transform tailings from waste into a resource that speeds land and water reclamation’.

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Tailings Challenge Statements

Soft Tailings Capping Technology

COSIA members are seeking robust, cost-efficient solutions to stabilize, cap and reclaim fines-dominated tailings deposits more than 10 metres deep that originate from treated fluid fine tailings applications. These deposits typically exhibit low load bearing strength.