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Floods from tailings dam failures ScienceDirect

This paper compiles the available information on historic tailings dam failures with the purpose to establish simple correlations between tailings ponds geometric parameters e g dam height tailings volume and the hydraulic characteristics of floods resulting from released tailings

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World Mine Tailings Failures from 1915 – supporting global

World Mine Tailings Failures WMTF expanded the original Bulletin 121 compilation with independently researched authoritatively compiled failures from 1915 onward and integrated all WISE updates and additions through 2015 reformatting to the full Bulletin 121 layout

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Health Impacts for Uranium Mine and Mill Residents

The dispersion of the radon gas released from the Ronneburg mining district leads to an excess lung cancer incidence of 6 cases per year within a radius of 400 km from the mines Misuse of tailings for construction purposes was widely practiced in uranium mining areas in the US Tailings were used for foundations of homes and other purposes

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Cobre Las Cruces Spain another massive mining landslide

Cobre Las Cruces Spain another massive mining landslide Whilst attention has been focused on the events at Brumadinho in Brazil another massive mining induced landslide occurred in Spain on 23rd January this time at the Cobre Las Cruces mine Manuel Jesús Florencio has an excellent article online about the failure in Spanish This is a very big event with an estimated volume in the

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Assessing Risks of Mine Tailing Dam Failures

significant legal and financial repercussions to the company The risks posed by tailings dams to the population environment and the mining companies need to be better assessed and disclosed This paper reviews historical tailings dam failures failure mechanisms and current design and risk assessment practices

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Paper Harvesting tailings from an active tailings storage

Abstract This paper is an investigation report summarising a series of tests and observations conducted over a two year period as part of a feasibility study for replacing the tailings used in the cemented paste fill CPF The testworks were conducted at Evolution Mining s Frog s Leg mine Kalgoorlie which utilises undercut longhole stoping with CPF

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Boliden Ltd Zinc Copper Lead and Silver Mine Mining

Los Frailes zinc copper lead and silver mine is approximately 45km west of Seville in southern Spain The mine was operated by Boliden Apirsa SL then a wholly owned subsidiary of Boliden Ltd but following a major tailings dam failure in 1998 the operation was

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Tailings Ponds 101 Oil Sands Magazine

TAILINGS PONDS 101 Tailings ponds or tailings storage facilities play a critical role in storing solids from mined oil sands and managing water flows These ponds are massive earth structures initially constructed from overburden hauled from the mine site Tailings ponds are normally located in a part of the lease that has little or no bitumen

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The Los Frailes tailings dam failure Aznalcóllar Spain

On April 25 1998 a tailings dam failure of the Los Frailes lead zinc mine at Aznalcóllar near Seville Spain released 4 5 million cubic meters of toxic tailings slurries and liquid into nearby Río Agrio a tributary to Río Guadiamar

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Tailings Dam Abandoned mine and tailings dam at Wheal Maid Valley Cornwall England UK A Tailings Pond near Logan Lake from the Highland Copper Mine in British Colu A large Tailings Pond along the Highland Valley Road between Ashcroft and Logan Copper mine tailings Or refuse heaps remaining at a mine after the ore has been processed Mine tailings In Ontario Canada resource mining

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Brazil dam collapse 10 bodies found and hundreds missing

 · Greenpeace Brazil s campaigns director Nilo D Avila said This new disaster with a mining waste tailings dam – this time in Brumadinho – is the sad consequence of a lesson not learnt

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WASTE MANAGEMENT IN MINING INDUSTRY

WASTE MANAGEMENT IN MINING INDUSTRY abDepartment of Mining Engineering Godavari Institute of Engineering and Technology Rajahmundry A P India of tailings by sequestering pollutants in soil near the roots The plant s presence can reduce wind erosion or the plant s

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Mining Wikipedia

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth usually from an ore body lode vein seam reef or placer deposit These deposits form a mineralized package that is of economic interest to the miner Ores recovered by mining include metals coal oil shale gemstones limestone chalk dimension stone rock salt potash gravel and clay

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Mine tailing disposal sites contamination problems

 · Mining practices and the absence of proper mine land reclamation has led to heavy metal contaminated sites with serious impact on the ecosystems and risk for human health The origin of the contamination is often associated to mine tailing deposits because they are a source of the acid mine drainage AMD These areas are devoid of vegetation due to the harsh soil conditions that prevent

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Spain s OHL to oversee El Teniente s tailings facility

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Designing safe and stable tailings dam structures with

Designing safe and stable tailings dam structures with centrifuge modelling E De Souza The Robert M Buchan Department of Mining Queen s University Canada Abstract The failure of a number of waste dumps and tailings dams over the last decade has directed public attention to the potential hazard and severe environmental

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REVEGETATION OF NINE SQUARE MILES OF COPPER

The permanent closure of approximately 5 500 acres of copper tailings at the White Pine Mine Tailings in the upper peninsula of Michigan was performed over a four year period The most important component of the closure plan in terms of cost and meeting water quality criteria was the design and implementation of a revegetation plan

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Strategic Minerals Recycling of Abandoned Mining Waste

 · The Penouta Mine Project Viana do Bolo Orense Spain of Strategic Minerals Spain company expects to be a reference for sustainable mining in which abandoned waste is valued and generates economic environmental and social benefits under the framework of Circular Economy The Penouta Mine was one of the most important tin mines in Spain

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Floods from tailings dam failures Digital CSIC

Floods from tailings dam failures Rico M 1 Benito2 G Díez Herrero A 3 1CSIC – Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología Zaragoza Spain 2CSIC – Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales Madrid Spain 3Geological Hazards Unit Spanish Geological Survey IGME Madrid Spain ABSTRACT This paper compiles the available information on historic tailings dam failures with the

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Bonus schemes play a role in tailings dams MINING COM

 · A paper published in the journal Resources Policy states that bonus schemes for middle management employees in mining companies play a role in tailings dams failures just before the tailings dam crashed at the Los Frailes lead and zinc mine in Aznalcóllar Spain in April 1998 But capital expenditures doubled during this period from 55

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Mine Waste and Tailings Conference 2021 – Mine Waste and

The mining industry now accepts that the majority of the world s future minerals will come from low grade high tonnage ultra mechanised operations As a result a higher production of waste rock and tailings is expected over the course of the 21st century

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Cost Models of Theoretical Mining Operations CostMine

Mining Cost Service When you subscribe to Mining Cost Service you will receive all of the current PDF files and if ordered two full volumes of the current paper copy of current reliable cost data plus you will receive a full year s updating service in the format you have chosen

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Dangers of mine waste highlighted in U N report

 · A new United Nations U N Environment report that calls for international action to make the storage of mine waste more secure has been lead edited by a Murdoch University researcher

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Permeability of mine tailings measured in triaxial cell

The execution of permeability tests using a triaxial cell makes it possible to eliminate the uncertainties that characterize tests performed using conventional equipment This paper contains the results of 48 tests carried out on three materials recovered from tailings of Riotinto mines Spain

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Filtered Tailings Technology A new era for mine tailings

 · Filtered tailings technology offers options for storing mine tailings in an environmentally friendly manner Many within the mining industry know filtered tailing disposal s demands and shortcomings yet few know the secrets to successful project implementation

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PDF Mine Tailings Dams Characteristics Failure

This paper reviews these factors covering the characteristics types and magnitudes environmental impacts and remediation of mine tailings dam failures Discover the world s research 16

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Abrasive ore and tailings slurries Mining WMFTG US

The transfer and handling of tailings and waste poses a significant threat to the environment due to their highly abrasive and harsh chemical characteristics Additionally the high volumes of water that are used in tailing applications places further environmental and economic pressures on mining operations

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Paper Coal mine tailings development after revegetation

Abstract Coal mine tailings are often hostile media in which to grow plants This paper reports selected physical and chemical properties of alkaline saline sodic tailings 1 4 and 9 4 years after deposition in three experimental tailings storage facilities TSFs

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Environmental Risks From Mine Tailings ThoughtCo

 · Tailings are a type of rock waste from the mining industry When a mineral product is mined the valuable portion is usually embedded in a rock matrix called ore Once the ore has been stripped of its valuable minerals sometimes through the addition of chemicals it is piled up into tailings

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Tailings dam ruptures at Spanish mine International

A tailings dam at Los Frailes mine 45km west of Seville in Spain was breached on 25 April 1998 The dam failure resulted in 5M m3 of acidic water and solids being discharged from the tailings pond across 21 000ha of surrounding farm land and into the nearby Rio Agrio unconfirmed reports suggest that 6350kg of dead fish have been collected from lagoons in the area

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Tailings info What are tailings Their nature and production

The disposal of tailings is commonly identified as the single most important source of environmental impact for many mining operations Vick 1990 This is not surprising when considering that the volume of tailings requiring storage can often exceed the in situ

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Mining and Water Pollution Safe Drinking Water Foundation

 · Mining affects fresh water through heavy use of water in processing ore and through water pollution from discharged mine effluent and seepage from tailings and waste rock impoundments Increasingly human activities such as mining threaten the water sources on which we all depend

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New Minerals Capture CO2 in Mine Waste Advancing Mining

Hydrotalcites are trapping the CO2 deeper into the tailings where carbonate minerals were unable to form When mine tailings are removed from the ground in the mining process and exposed to the atmosphere and to rain water they can react to form new minerals that trap CO2 from the atmosphere

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STATIC LIQUEFACTION IN TAILINGS DAM AND FLOW FAILURE

STATIC LIQUEFACTION IN TAILINGS DAM AND FLOW FAILURE Roberto Lorenzo Rodríguez Pacheco Geological Survey of Spain Instituto Geológico y Minero de España Departamento de Investigación en Recursos Geológicos Ríos Rosas 23 28003 Madrid Spain Email roberto rodriguez igme es Introduction

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Tailings Wikipedia

Tailings are the materials left over after the process of separating the valuable fraction from the uneconomic fraction of an ore Tailings are distinct from overburden which is the waste rock or other material that overlies an ore or mineral body and is displaced during mining without being processed

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Description Cutting edge Technology for the Mining Industry As specialists in filtration solutions for concentrates and tailings from large scale mining we offer a wide range of filter presses slurry pumps and thickening equipment characterised by their mechanical simplicity and robustness

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Biological Treatment of Tailings Solution at the Nickel

The Nickel Plate Mine was an open pit gold mining operation located near Hedley 50 km west of Penticton in south central British Columbia During operations water used in the mill circuit was recycled through the tailings pond No water was discharged to the environment Closure of the mine in October 1996 required treatment and

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Boliden Apirsa Los Frailes Tailings Incident Pebble Mine

the Boliden Apirsa Los Frailes mine in southern Spain The failure occurred at 3 30am on Saturday 25 th April 1998 when a 50m section of the tailings dam wall collapsed releasing approximately 6 5 million m 3 acidic water into the adjacent Rio Agrio A quantity of tailings material was

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Acid mine tailings in southern Spain ScienceDirect

Sediment and water samples were collected along the Guadiamar river in southern Spain on 1–3 May and on 24–25 May 1998 following the release of acid sludge from the Los Frailes zinc mine near Aznalcollar on 25 April 1998 A maximum Zn concentration of 12 mg g in the sediment was measured approximately 10 km south of the mine

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RECOVERY OF VALUES FROM A PORPHORY COPPER

RECOVERY OF VALUES FROM A PORPHORY COPPER TAILINGS STREAM Michael J Mankosa1 Jaisen N Kohmuench1 Lance Christodoulou1 and Gerald H Luttrell2 1Eriez Flotation Division 2200 Asbury Road Erie Pennsylvania USA 16506 Corresponding author mmankosa eriez com 2Department of Mining Minerals Engineering 100 Holden Hall Virginia Tech

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Technical Report Design and Evaluation of Tailings Dams

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Matsa the 60 second guide MATSA

The mining method is based on the underground exploitation of primary and secondary stopes which are subsequently backfilled with a paste generated from the tailings exiting the process plant Through the three mining projects that are in operation MATSA is currently the main driving engine in terms of employment and wealth generation in the area

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Mine Waste and Tailings 2018 AusIMM

The Mine Waste and Tailings Stewardship Conference 2018 was held from 23–24 July in Brisbane Queensland The second in this series it aimed to be the benchmark for sharing knowledge and experience on mine waste and tailings management sustainable practice and closure in Australia and the rest of the world

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Spanish activists reject reopening of Los Frailes mine

On the 20th anniversary of the breach of the tailings pond at the Los Frailes mine in Spain environmental organizations held a press conference to alert the public about the possibility of a

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Floods from tailings dam failures

ley which are not always available or provided by the mining companies The aim of this paper is to propose a set of simple empirical equations to describe tailings pond characteristics and outflow hydraulic behavior based on data from historic dam failures Although accuracy of these estimations should be approached

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Tailings Mine Waste Management Solutions Weir

Tailings is a critical consideration for the design of slurry transportation systems Mine operators are continually looking for solutions for the safe transport storage and disposal of tailings as well as converting tailings into construction materials and mine backfill

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The 1998 dam breach at the Los Frailes mine in Spain Boliden

The 1998 dam breach at the Los Frailes mine in Spain In April 1998 a dam breach accident occurred in the tailings pond at the Los Frailes mine in Spain which was then owned by Boliden s subsidiary Boliden Apirsa S L Apirsa Boliden is involved in a number of disputes and legal proceedings arising from the accident at the mine

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Best Practices for Tailings Dam Design Klohn Crippen Berger

 · Best Practices for Tailings Dam Design Based on lessons learned from the investigations of the recent Mount Polley and Fundão tailings dam failures in British Columbia Canada and Minas Gerais Brazil respectively government agencies regulatory bodies and industry are improving how tailings dams are designed built and maintained

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Tailings 2019 Golder

 · Tailings 2019 is a seminar that provides a great setting for executives professionals and students to learn and analyze recent innovations on tailings management Members of Golder s global Mine Waste team will be attending and presenting innovations in mine waste practice Golder is also a proud sponsor of Tailings

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Doñana disaster Wikipedia

The Doñana Disaster also known as the Aznalcollar Disaster or Guadiamar Disaster Sp Desastre de Aznalcóllar Desastre del Guadiamar was an industrial accident in Andalusia southern Spain On 25 April 1998 a holding dam burst at the Los Frailes mine near Aznalcóllar Seville Province releasing 4–5 million cubic metres of mine tailings

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Tailings dam Wikipedia

A tailings dam is typically an earth fill embankment dam used to store byproducts of mining operations after separating the ore from the gangue Tailings can be liquid solid or a slurry of fine particles and are usually highly toxic and potentially radioactive Solid tailings are often used as part of the structure itself

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Spain takes on TSM initiative Mining Magazine

Spain is the fifth national mining association to adopt the TSM initiative launched in 2004 it joins Finland Argentina Botswana and the Philippines Implementation of the TSM programme is mandatory for all MAC members Canadian operations though many members also apply it voluntarily for their respective international sites

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Alfa Laval Tailings

Mining dams pose a substantial risk and residue management clearly needs to change Alfa Laval is leading that transformation The robust design and large capacity of our solid bowl decanter centrifuges have proven the perfect solution for safe and secure dewatering of mine tailings

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