Paladin Energy CEO Alexander Molyneux was responding in a letter to “media/blog reports” which reported the situation is occurring at its operation which is on care and maintenance.
Paladin Energy assures stakeholders that no tailings water has been released into the environment at Kayelekera mine. A series of major storm events over large areas of northern Malawi in early to mid-February and in early April delivered intense rainfall to the Kayelekera mine and the region generally.
[quote]Rainfall run-off from these rains resulted in overflow and environmental release of some clean water from a rainfall runoff water catchment pond at the mine site early last week in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan Molyneux explained.
Water inventory in the Kayelekera mine tailings storage facility increased due to the heavy rainfall events. However, the freeboard levels remain within the approved operating design criteria and this facility continues to be actively monitored and managed.