Our mining and concentrating operations produce a variety of waste including waste rock, soil and tailings. We carefully manage and dispose of these wastes.

‘‘We have 15 ecologists working in the East Region. Our team at the Irtyshsky complex is constantly looking for ways to minimise our impact on the environment. For example, the waste water treatment plant is being reconstructed and the new facility will remove more pollutants such as oil products, sulfates, nitrites and nitrates. We also carried out projects to improve the management of industrial construction waste at the Nikolayevsky and Orlovsky concentrators and the Irtyshsky mine.’’ Shynar Tleukenova, Chief Environmental Specialist, Irtyshsky