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Main Title Design and evaluation of tailings dams : technical report /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste ;
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA 530-R-94-038
Stock Number PB94-201845
OCLC Number 32139417
Subjects Tailings dams--Environmental aspects--United States ; Mineral industries--Environmental aspects--United States ; Mineral industries--Waste disposal
Additional Subjects Tailings disposal ; Dams ; Embankments ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Mineral wastes ; Slurries
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 530-R-94-038 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/29/2010
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 530-R-94-038 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 530/R-94-038 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/04/1995
ESAD  EPA 530-R-94-038 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB94-201845 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iii, 68 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The purpose of the report is to provide an introduction for federal land managers, permit writers, and the general public to the subject of tailings dams and impoundments, particularly with regard to their engineering features and their ability to mitigate or minimize adverse effect to the environment. The report is based on the current literature on tailings impoundment engineering. The report provides an overview of the various methods used to dispose of mine tailings and the types of impoundments that are 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; treats water management in tailings impoundments; present a case study on a lined tailings impoundment; and lists all references cited in the text. An appendix includes comments received on the draft 'design and evaluation of tailings dams' document and EPA responses.
"August 1994." "EPA 530-R-94-038." "NTIS PB94-201845." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
For abstract, see accession number 208439.