The deep sea tailings placement (DSTP) as alternative for the residuals management in the mining industry
The article aims to clarify how the deep sea tailings depositions have been used worldwide as alternative mining practice. The paper is a checking of case studies where this technology is used. The available information sources were consulted, which included: case reports, scientific papers, theses and reports by proper authorities. It is achieved to expose the fundamental principles of operation and environmental impact of this technology in the marine environment by applying empirical methods and theoretical research, as well as an assessment of main cases in the world.