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Design guide for metal and nonmetal tailings disposal.
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8755, 1977 Jan; :1-136
The Bureau of Mines has conducted substantial research on the design, construction, and operation of metal and nonmetal tailings ponds. This design guide, like related Bureau publications that preceded it, is produced to assist the industry in the management of mill tailings disposal. It covers the site selection, sampling, laboratory testing, design, construction, operation, and inspection of tailings embankments. The effects of environment, topography, and hydrogeology are also included, and various methods of stability analysis and factors affecting stability are reviewed. Because of the diversity of problems encountered in tailings embankments, specific solutions are not intended. The guide is, however, a useful checklist for designers, operators, and inspectors of this type of structure.
Mining-industry; Waste-disposal; Waste-treatment; Waste-disposal-systems; Metals; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining
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Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8755
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division