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Evaluation of mill tailings disposal practices and potential dam stability problems in southwestern United States: Phelps Dodge Corporation, Morenci tailings dams, Morenci, Arizona.

Authors
W. A. Wahler & Associates
Source
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 50(2)-75, 1974 Dec; :1-172
NIOSHTIC No.
10008125
Abstract
This volume presents the results of studies of Phelps Dodge Corp.'s tailings embankments 1 west and 2 west at Morenci, Arizona. The work involved compilation and description of pertinent factors relating to the physical features and operational characteristics of the facility.
Keywords
Waste disposal; Tailings; Mining industries; Dams; Embankments; Soil stabilization; Physical properties; Construction; Mills; Geologic structures; Seismic prospecting; Geological faults; Civil engineering
Publication Date
19741201
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB-243075
NTIS Price
A09
Identifying No.
OFR 50(2)-75; Contract-S0110520
NIOSH Division
SMRC
Source Name
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 50(2)-75
State
WA; CA; AZ
Performing Organization
W. A. Wahler & Associates, Palo Alto, California
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division