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The different shapes of mine closure

Mining regulation around closure best practice has shifted from a purely environmental focus to having an increasingly socioeconomic flavour, according to Ian Coles, mining lead at international law firm Mayer Brown.

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"It used to be focused on purely environmental issues but now socioeconomic [issues] are just as important - what to do with community affairs, what to do with employees when mines are closed are very important pieces of the puzzle, nowadays."

To listen to the podcast, click the play button. To listen to the complementing interview with White & Case on the practical implications of regulation on mine closure, click here.