A large-scale top-table emergency exercise has been conducted at the Altay Mining and Concentrating Complex - one of the Kazzinc sites in the East-Kazakhstan Region. The participants were supposed to practice how to adequately and efficiently response to a potential emergency at the site Tailings Storage Facility. Another essential objective was to practice evacuation of people from the adjacent communities.
On alert, Concentrator employees and emergency services were involved - mine rescue teams, fire brigades, contractors and government authorities.
All the parties recognized the outcome of the event was positive and actions of the participants were well aligned.
It should be recalled that Kazzinc has been continuously upgrading and monitoring the site, with awareness-raising campaigns annually arranged for the district communities.