2014-01-21 08:40:34

ACG Newletter features Dr. Robertson's interpretation of the future of Tailings Dams

Tailings: Dammed, Damned or Damless

In the December 2012 issue of the ACG Newsletter, Dr. Andy Robertson asks, "What is to become of our increasingly large Tailings Storage Facilities?" The largest mines increase in magnitude every 30 years, with the quantities of tailings also growing in proportion. Single dams are now occupying many square kilometers, growing higher, and becoming "giants of the landscape".

Dr. Robertson provides us with insight into the new approaches miners are taking to avoid these sleeping beasts.

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