The State of Oilsands Fluid Fine Tailings

June 8, 2022 — 2:30-3:45 p.m.

There are more than 1.2 billion cubic metres of fluid fine tailings stored in large tailings containment facilities in the oilsands region of Alberta. These tailings are challenging to treat and risky to store, and they must be returned to a geotechnically and geochemically stable state to meet reclamation and closure objectives for mine sites. In this presentation, Dr. Heather Kaminsky, P.Eng., will provide an overview of current tailings deposits, technologies used to treat fluid fine tailings, and areas of active research.

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