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Mining Dust Suppression Saves Water and Money

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Heavily traveled roads at Newmont Mining Corporation’s Nevada operations have long generated high levels of dust. The dust creates safety concerns by limiting visibility for drivers, as well as respiratory concerns for workers and residents. The traditional method of controlling dust by applying a magnesium chloride solution to the road is water intensive. By implementing a dust-suppressing binding agent, Newmont was able to drastically reduce water consumption and help their bottom line. Read and download the case study