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Mining is the bedrock of our society. Its presence is felt in everything we touch. It delivers the products that we need to make the world work. Yet, at the same time, social acceptance of mining continues to be a challenge. Industry must develop trust with the communities in which we operate. If we damage the environment through our operations but fail to remediate it, we will lose trust and lose our social license to operate.
This is why we must 'think big' on mine closure.
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