Cease or prohibit the disposal of mining waste (tailings) at sea or in rivers
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Mine tailings (the ore waste of mines, typically in the form of a mud-like material) originate from both coastal and land-based mining activities and can be disposed of in aquatic environments causing chemical contamination. Ceasing or prohibiting the disposal of mining waste at sea or in rivers may reduce pollution and potential harm to marine and freshwater mammals.