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Evaluations of engineered cover systems for mine waste rock and tailings

June 1st, 2013 / By: / Containment, Environmental, Feature, Geomembranes, Geosynthetic Clay Liners, Industry News

Geosynthetics for mining waste rock and tailings. By Mark E. Smith and Christos Athanassopoulos Introduction Waste rock dumps and tailings impoundments are common features at mine sites. Many of these waste disposal facilities contain sulfide-rich minerals that generate acid mine drainage (AMD) when they oxidize in the presence of oxygen and water. Control of AMD […]


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