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Showing the greener side of mining

Sudbury conference to spotlight environmental protection measures of industry
Denison Enviro tailings dam

International experts from industry, academia and government will be in Sudbury for the 2019 Mining and Environment International Conference.

The conference and trade show runs June 23-28 at Alumni Hall at Laurentian University.

Participants and presenters will be talking in technical sessions on the mining industry’s advances in land and waterways rehabilitation, biomining, waste management, agreements and approaches with Indigenous communities, and other related environmental protection issues.

Since the inaugural event was held in Sudbury in 1996, the six previous conferences in this series have attracted more than 2,000 delegates to town over two decades.

The program includes field trips for conference-goers to take a tour of Glencore’s smelter and Vale’s waste management areas, a geological trip around the Sudbury Basin to view the city’s regreening efforts, and an excursion to Elliot Lake to observe the reclamation efforts around the former uranium mines.

The conference is co-hosted by Laurentian University School of the Environment, the Goodman School of Mines and the Canadian Land Reclamation Association, will be held at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.

The trade show exhibition will feature many innovative developments and displays that highlight all aspects of the mining and environmental community.