Throughout the Andean Region, past mining activities have left deep scars on the landscape of former mining areas. Abandoned mines that have not been properly closed are a legacy that can pose significant risks to public health, safety and the environment. How can these Environmental Mining Liabilities (EML) be managed and remediated? What are the technical, legal and financial requirements for the sustainable rehabilitation of these sites? What is the potential for reuse of old tailings to recover valuable metals (secondary mining)? What successful experiences and best practices exist in the region and internationally for the management of EML?
These are some of the questions that MinSus aims to address in the Andean Region. In this context, the programme seeks to promote the exchange between the Andean countries on EML management, strengthen technical capacities, develop pilot projects, and contribute with German and international expertise on the subject.
BGR y DGFZ de Alemania, y Minera Los Rosales inician colaboración sobre proyecto de reaprovechamiento de PAMs en Puno, Perú
CEPAL y BGR inician colaboración con ASGMI sobre PAM