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RCRA Online Number:50406
Title:Technical Report: Design and Evaluation of Tailings Dams
Document Date:08/15/1994
Description:Presents an introduction to the subject of tailings dams and impoundments, particularly with regard to their engineering features and their ability to mitigate or minimize adverse effects to the environment. Provides an overview of the various methods used to dispose of mine tailings and the types of impoundments used. Describes the basic concepts used in the design of impoundments, including a number of site-specific variables of concern. Discusses tailings embankment and stability and addresses water management in tailings impoundments. Proffers a case study on a lined tailings impoundment. Includes an appendix with comments received on the draft document with EPA responses.
Topics:Disposal, Surface Impoundments
Policy Directive Number:
EPA Publication Number:530-R-94-038
NTIS Number:PB94-201 845
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Non-Regulatory Guidance:No


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