Deep sea tailings success

A SEVEN-year monitoring program of PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara’s deep sea tailings management at its Batu Hijau copper-gold project in Indonesia has shown no negative environmental impacts – perhaps an encouraging sign as Nautilus begins seafloor exploration activities in the Solomon Islands to support its Solwara 1 project.

The Independent Scientific Panel, which comprises PT Newmont staff and government officials, presented its findings on the 4000m deep tailings in the Lombok basin earlier this month.

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