Drone technology aiding legacy mine remediation

Drone technology is being used to inspect Legacy Mine sites in the Northern Territory.

Drones can reach sites that people cannot and they can be used to produce digital terrain models.

Following recent heavy rains in the Tennant Creek area, the department’s drone was used to inspect legacy mine sites Warrego, Orlando, Nobles Nob and Peko.

The drone facilitated a rapid investigation to assess if urgent works were required.

Video and data recorded by the drone are also being used to help plan work and mitigate risk at legacy sites.

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Last updated: 09 February 2017