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ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF Legacy Management

Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Sites FACT SHEET ENERGY Legacy Management DEPARTMENT OF This fact sheet provides information about the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Title I and II disposal and processing sites. The sites are managed by the Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management. Introduction

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Tailings Wikipedia

Tailings, also called mine dumps, culm dumps, slimes, tails, refuse, leach residue, slickens, or terracone (terrikon), are the materials left over after the process of separating the valuable fraction from the uneconomic fraction of an are distinct from overburden, which is the waste rock or other material that overlies an ore or mineral body and is displaced during mining ...

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Mine Tailings Disposal Methods

The methods commonly employed for disposal of these wastes in each of the industry segments (that is, coal mining and metalore and nonmetal mineral mining) are described below. Mining Coal Tailings Disposal As has been pointed out earlier in this section, immense quantities of wastes are produced by coal mining activities.

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Environmental management for mine sites CSIRO

Dec 10, 2018· We are using our multidisciplinary expertise in environmental monitoring and management to minimise impacts from mining; developing new technologies and approaches for mine remediation and rehabilitation and filling knowledge gaps to ensure a sustainable positive legacy for the industry and surrounding communities.

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BHP | Tailings facilities update

We have 26 upstream facilities at our closed sites in North America, and a further eight inactive upstream facilities at our operated sites. The number of tailings storage facilities is calculated based on the definition used by the Responsible Dam Engineers at our sites. We keep this definition under review.

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BHP | How drones are changing mining

Our trials suggest they’ll help transform the mining industry too. There are many examples where drones are making mining safer, most obviously by helping keep our people out of harm’s way. At some of our coal mines in Queensland, they’re used to ensure areas are clear before a blast takes place and to track fumes postblast.

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Waste Management for Mine Solid Waste

sites. These sites are located either within or outside population centers. The Mining regulations (dumps) promulgated in the early 1970's have their emphasis on safety and the integrity of mining operations. Mine waste disposal methods (tailings dams) have affected the environment

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Study of Tailings Management Technologies Klohn Crippen ...

Oct 23, 2018· Conducted a survey to identify the current stateofpractice and projects that use alternative technologies in Canada. Evaluated the alternatives by comparing the tailings management technologies and costs identified with case study information from Canadian and international mine sites.

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Report Water management in mining: a selection of case …

Water management in mining: a selection of case studies I n t r o d u c t i o n Water’s role in mining processes In mining operations, the most important use of water is typically in mineral processing. Water is required in hydrometallurgical processes (for example, to recover gold and copper from a solution of chemicals). Water is also.

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Tailings, Waste and Emissions newmont

Approach Mining activities – extracting, processing and refining – generate air emissions and waste including tailings (the rock slurry that remains after removing the desired minerals). Reducing mine waste and improving chemical manage... Read more Tailings, Waste and Emissions

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Mariana dam disaster Wikipedia

The tailings dams were built by Samarco to accommodate the waste resulting from the extraction of iron ore taken from extensive Germano mine, located in the Mariana district of Santa Rita Durão. The Fundão dam was constructed in the hills near the village and subdistrict of Bento Rodrigues, located 14 kilometers ( mi) north of Mariana city.

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Endeavour Silver Receives Final Tailings Permit for the ...

10 days ago· It gives Endeavour Silver the right to store tailings from the proposed Terronera high grade, underground, silvergold mine in a secure, filtered dry stack tailings facility adjacent to the ...

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Tailings Rio Tinto

We manage the operation of tailings storage facilities at 26 sites worldwide. We also have a further five nonmanaged operational sites and 12 closed and legacy sites. Most sites contain multiple storage facilities and Rio Tinto has 96 tailings facilities, with a further 40 tailings storage facilities that are closed or under rehabilitation.

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Tailings Management at Porgera

tailings in the underground voids in the mine as backfill, thus diverting further tailings from the river. 2. In November 2009, Porgera was officially certified under the International Cyanide Management Code for safe and responsible management of cyanide use and disposal. This achievement is consistent with Barrick‘s commitment to implement

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Tailings Management

Of these Teck managed facilities, 16 are active and 39 are closed and no longer receiving material. We have one active upstream tailings facility and eight closed upstream facilities. 16 are unsaturated/dry stack facilities at our steelmaking coal operations, and 20 are closed facilities at legacy mine sites in various stages of reclamation.

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Treasure from trash: how mining waste can be mined a ...

Jun 28, 2016· Treasure from trash: how mining waste can be mined a second time ... Often these solid wastes are stored at or near the mine site itself. ... Revisiting mine tailings can not only increase the ...

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Renewable Energy Projects at Mine Sites

EPA plans to use it again for cleanup work in 2015. Summitville Mine (Rio Grande County, Colorado) Gold mining at this 1,400acre site released metalsladen mine water into the Alamosa River. In 1994, EPA began cleaning up the area, which included capturing and …

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How mine tailings could help in the fight against climate ...

An international research team is investigating the use of natural bacteria to accelerate carbonation of mine site tailings, a process which could see the waste product used to combat climate change. Scientists have discovered cultivation of cyanobacteria on certain mine tailings such as diamond, nickel and asbestos, can rapidly advance the ...

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Tailings Management at NRCan | Natural Resources Canada

The objective of tailings management is to confine the mine tailings and provide for their safe, longterm disposal. Tailings are stored in engineered structures called tailings impoundment areas, which can be created through the use of dams, berms, and natural features of the mine site such as valleys, hillsides, or depressions.

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Historic Gold Mine Tailings Nova Scotia

washing hands and produce, and avoiding contact with tailings. Nova Scotians should not use tailings sites for recreation. Sites at Montague Gold Mines and Goldenville have been posted with warning signs to discourage recreational use of tailings in those communities. More information is available in the fact sheet Arsenic and Gold Mine Tailings.

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From Tailings to Treasure? Miners Make ... Advancing Mining

Mine sites typically manage tailings by constructing ponds secured by dams. According to the web site , another strategy is to produce thickened tailings, which are pressed or have chemicals added to remove excess water. Thickened tailings can be mixed with cement and used in construction or as backfill in underground mines.

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Córrego do Feijão Tailings Failure 1/25/2019 – World Mine ...

Jan 25, 2019· Our banner is an everlooping image of the actual failure by static liquefaction of Vale’s Dam I at the Córrego do Feijão mine. This page will eventually have our complete preliminary assessment and an annotated bibliography of resources providing authoritative background information relevant to this failure, which ranks as the 5th worst in recorded history, based on data available as of ...

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Tailings dam failures: an interesting perspective article ...

May 13, 2019· Late last week the journal Science published a very interesting Perspective article (Santamarina et al. 2019) on tailings dam failures. The gist of the article is summarised in this part of the conclusion: “Given the number of tailings and ash impoundments around the world and their historical ...

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Waste not, want not – rethinking the tailings and mine ...

However, following a number of tailings dam failures, mine planners have started considering the idea of underground permanent storage. Alternatively, contemporary mining facility designs provide postmining land uses of tailings impoundments as these are mandated by environmental legislation and permitting procedures in many parts of the world.

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Superfund Sites in Reuse in Missouri | US EPA

National Mine Tailings. The National Mine Tailings Superfund site is located in a former mining region known as the “Old Lead Belt,” about 70 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri. The site is part of the larger Big River Mine Tailings site, which includes seven large areas of mine …

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STANDARD GUIDANCE (COP 37) Tailings and Waste Rock

However some types of mine tailings and waste rock contain, or may result in the generation of, hazardous substances and require monitoring, treatment and secure disposal. There are three main types of impacts that can result from managing tailings and waste rock: Site choice can significantly alter the environmental and social impacts.

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Management of Tailings and WasteRock in Mining …

Management of tailings and wasterock in mining iii Some parts of the mining industry, such as metal and coal mining within Europe, operate under severe economic conditions, mainly because the deposits can no longer compete on an international level. The EU metal sector is …

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Mine Waste an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

Solid mine waste (overburden, waste rock, solidified tailings, slag, dust) can be used as backfill in underground or open pit workings; stored in piles on site or underwater to prevent occurring acid mine drainage and utilized in construction of roads and dams at the mine, or recycled.

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use of tailings in mine sites

Use of tailings Samarco. Use of tailings. For more than 10 years, Samarco, in partnership with some companies and universities, has been studying and developing ways and alternatives to take advantage of the tailings coming from the processing of iron ore.

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British Columbia Mine Information

Tailings management is different from mine site to mine site. At most major mines where tailings are produced, the tailings are mixed with water and deposited as a slurry into tailings storage facilities (TSFs). Often TSFs use dams to create capacity to permanently store tailings for the life of the mine and throughout closure.

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Tailings Ponds 101 | Oil Sands Magazine

TAILINGS PONDS 101. Tailings ponds (or tailings storage facilities) play a critical role in storing solids from mined oil sands and managing water flows. These ponds are massive earth structures, initially constructed from overburden hauled from the mine site. Tailings ponds are normally located in a part of the lease that has little or no bitumen.

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What are tailings? Their nature and production

Tailings consist of ground rock and process effluents that are generated in a mine processing plant. Mechanical and chemical processes are used to extract the desired product from the run of the mine ore and produce a waste stream known as tailings.

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Arsenic in Historic Gold Mine Tailings Nova Scotia

Root crops should not be grown on tailings. Don’t use tailings as fill for driveways, gardens, or sandboxes, and remove shoes after being outdoors, so that soil won’t be tracked into the house. People, especially children, should avoid open gold mine tailings.

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