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End of life: how are new technologies helping to shut down spent mines?

The closure of a mine site is an intensive process, requiring the removal of a wide range of dangerous equipment and waste in order to return it to a safe ecological area. But technology has come a long way over the last few years to ease the process, with new developments improving land management, sinkhole and groundwater remediation. Molly Lempriere takes a look.

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