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Sishen Mine - Development of an Overflow Dam at the Aldag PCD and the Lylyveld South PCD




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Sishen Mine, part of the Sishen Iron Ore Mining Company (Pty) Ltd, located near Kathu, has been in operation since the 1950’s and operates under an existing mining right (DMR Ref: NC 259 MR) and an approved EMPr (2002, as amended). The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) require mining operations to separate clean and dirty stormwater under Regulation GNR. 704, 1999 (Regulations on use of water for Mining and Related Activities aimed at the Protection of Water Resources) in terms of the National Water Act, 1998 (NWA). To ensure compliance with this requirement, Sishen Mine is currently in the process of improving the management of the dirty and clean water systems to ensure alignment with the provisions GNR. 704. The proposed project includes: • A Pollution Control Dam (PCD) located near the existing Aldag Filling Station within the mine (Overflow PCD at Aldag); and • A PCD at the existing Lylyveld South Mining Areas (Lylyveld South PCD).


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:50




Dept CaseReference DueDate FinalDecision
DMR - NC NC 30/5/1/2/3/2/1/(259) MR 19/02/2018



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