care and maintenance


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care and maintenance

n
(Commerce) commerce the state of a building, ship, machinery, etc, that is not in current use although it is kept in good condition to enable it to be quickly brought into service if there is demand for it. Abbreviation: C & M
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DES has shown leadership in implementing the closure and long term care and maintenance strategies that have given rebirth to our Denison and Stanrock sites.
Inspections and maintenance requirements for the tailings dams, control structures, and associated facilities are an integral component of the long-term care and maintenance of both the Denison and Rio Algom facilities.