Mine closure planning begins during the regulatory review phase and continues throughout the mine life. Without due consideration, mines can face crippling liabilities upon reaching the end of their economic life. Knight Piésold works with our clients to integrate mine closure planning as an ongoing and adaptable component of the mine life cycle. This ensures that upon closure, liabilities are minimized and the project area is prepared for reclamation activities that will meet end land use objectives.
Knight Piésold's integrated expertise in site and waste characterization, engineering design, impact and risk assessment, and construction combines to develop appropriate closure plans for new and existing mining operations that are compatible with the surrounding environment. Our engineering design and construction experience provides the expertise for accurate reclamation cost estimating and establishing appropriate surety amounts.