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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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