Mine Closure Planning

Mine Closure Planning is both a legal requirement and an industry’s good practice that allows Mines to carry out designs with mine closure in mind. Early planning for closure enables the Company to address specific Project issues and uncertainties in the designs which can be updated over the life cycle of the Project. With limited information at the feasibility study stage regarding Closure, a conceptual plan is usually prepared and is required in Tanzania as part of the Environmental Impact Statement that needs Government approval prior to issuance of the Mining Licence. The Conceptual Closure Plan needs to be updated regularly as more operational data, information and studies become available. MTL assists its Clients in preparation of conceptual closure plans and updating them to “Detailed Closure Plans”.