Our Tailing Program, “Tranque”, is a private-public initiative seeking to contribute with safe and reliable tailings deposits operations. It develops tools to improve monitoring of the physical stability and potential impact on the surrounding waters, delivering quality and timely information to authorities, mining companies, and communities. It improves communication between parties as well as the response to emergency situations.
In 2018 this initiative rose to a new level when it was factored in the National Tailings Policy announced by the Ministry of Mining; it has established the implementation of tools to manage active deposits by creating the National Observatory of Tailings Deposits.
Chile is the third country in the world with the largest amount of tailings, with a total of 742 in 2019.
In CESCO’s Third International Seminar on Mining and Sustainability, the consolidation of the National Tailings Policy advances with the goal of establishing the National Tailings Observatory, under the responsibility of Sernageomin.