publication . Conference object . 2011

Risk assessment of tailings facility dam failure

Hadzi-Nikolova, Marija; Mirakovski, Dejan; Stefanova, Violeta;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Abstract
This paper presents the consequences of tailings facility dam failure and therefore the needs for its risk assessment. Tailings are fine-grained wastes of the mining industry, output as slurries, due to mixing with water during mineral processing. Tailings dams vary a lot as it is affected by: tailings characteristics and mill output, site characteristics as: topography, hydrology, geology, groundwater, seismicity and available material and disposal methods. The talings which accumulates a large amount of crushed material mixed with chemically contaminated water a technological necessity, but a real danger to the environment. On the other hand the need for rehab...
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