Rio Tinto Kennecott Sitewide Soil Management

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Soil Characterization, Remediation, and Reporting

Anderson provides field environmental services on behalf of Rio Tinto Kennecott. One of the largest mining and processing operations in the world.

Today, the second-largest copper producer in the US, Kennecott Utah Copper provides about 18-25% of US copper needs. Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the largest man-made excavations in the world. It is one of the top producing copper mines in the world with cumulative production of over 19 million tons of copper.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennecott_Utah_Copper

Soil Characterization, Surveying, GIS Mapping, Laboratory Analysis, and Reporting

Anderson provides Rio Tinto Kennecott a fully-integrated soil management solution. Over the last eight years of effort, this work has included the collection of 5,000+ soil samples across the seven different Kennecott properties. Each soil sample includes extensive documentation of 50-60 data points including photos, sub-meter GPS coordinates, and mapping the extents of disturbed and impacted soil. 

Highlights

  • 6,000 Anderson collected soil samples
  • 675 Ground Disturbance/Reclamation areas surveyed and mapping in GIS
  • 6457 Historical samples coded for inclusion in the sitewide GIS database
  • 65,000 XRF readings with gps-coordinates
  • 20,000 photos
  • 200 Post-Characterization Report
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