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The most forward thinking speculation at Tailings & Mine Waste ’08 was by Dirk Van Zyl.¬† He joked about his fast-written paper that suggests that somebody seeking a PhD in tailings and mine waste management could do no better than apply the concepts and methods of Life Cycle Assessment¬†(LCA) to tailings impoundments.

For those readers unfamiliar with this grand concept, take a look at what I have written about LCA and its success in proving that Australian mines are more efficient users of water than Australian farmers.

Here is a non-succinct definition of LCA:


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