Newcrest’s Cadia Valley mine has completed a study into the potential environmental health impacts of tailings dust, including additional testing and monitoring of the existing air quality monitoring program currently in place at Cadia.
The study also included assessments on dust emitted from Cadia’s mine ventilation system, which ventilates Cadia’s underground mining operation, and an analysis of water tanks to determine if there was a presence of Tailings Storage Facility dust, according to Newcrest.
The mine has a Northern Tailings Storage Facility and Southern Tailings Storage Facility.
Dust suppressant products are used to prevent dust lift-off “resulting in dust fallout on neighbouring properties”.
Through 2020 and early 2021 Cadia…