A common and frustrating challenge for underground miners to deal with is ensuring that wheel generated dust from underground haul roads is kept under control for the health and safety of the workforce.
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Pictured: Mr Kirk Kleynhans, Principal of Laerskool De Kroon, Estrada Naidoo, Commercial Lead at Dust-A-Side and Eugene de Bruin, Dust-A-Side Central Area Manager.
Water is a precious resource that must be conserved wherever possible in order to improve sustainability outcomes both now and in the future.
Most mine operators in South Africa are actively investigating and implementing ways to reduce their carbon footprint or offset their diesel fuel consumption through various carbon neutral initiatives.
It has been well documented that underground and open-cast mining activities have an impact on local biodiversity throughout the mining life cycle, from exploration to closure.
A well maintained haul road network is the backbone of any South African mine, so its condition and subsequent productivity needs to be kept at an optimal level. Therefore, high maintenance and operating costs for haul roads is quite often accepted as a necessary burden by the mine operator.