Sabetaung Mine Closure Clarity


Once again the Media has their information a little misconstrued, but we appreciate them anyway :) We do suggest that in order for them to be accurate that they contact our PR Department for any information we can supply in detail.
In the linked article, which can also be found in the Myanmar language on their site, the following items are corrections to their information they have provided to the public.

1. Knight Piésold has completed a detailed Mine Closure proposal for MYTCL and this planning is now in action. A Preliminary Closure Plan for the Sabetaung Mine was prepared early in 2014 and approved for action.
The purpose for this project is to eliminate the possibility of any future environmental concerns that would exist if the Sabetaung pits were to remain open and exposed to the elements of air and water. Ultimately this plan will reduce the environmental footprint of mining in the region.


2. This closure plan details volumes as well as topographical land-forming that will occur to establish an environmentally safe and sound closure of the mine's pit. Depth of the Sabetaung Mine compared to the Kyisintaung Mine do not quantify fill volumes as the mines are different in overall sizes.


3. A geotechnical and hydro-geological engineered seepage barrier will be created and monitored by KP to close the Sabetaung pit's Kangon Aquifer. This will stop any groundwater from flowing out of the back-filled pit, and will allow the Aquifer to reconnect along it's natural route underground without contamination, ultimately recharging the area's groundwater systems. The pit will be sealed and revegetated and formed to dispense of rainwater along routes to benefit the landscape with freshwater for growth.

4. MYTCL DOES NOT produce 40,000 tones of cathode copper per month. This number is greater than the annual production at present.

Sabetaung Closure by Eleven Media

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