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Main Title Treatment of cyanide heap leaches and tailings : technical report /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste ; Available from National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/530/R-94/037
Stock Number PB94-201837
OCLC Number 52788308
Subjects Cyanide wastes--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Tailings (Metallurgy)--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Mineral industries--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Mineral industries--Waste disposal.
Additional Subjects Cyanides ; Tailings ; Pollution control ; Mine wastes ; Leachate ; Tanks ; Cyaniding(Beneficiation) ; Extractive metallurgy ; Materials recovery ; Water treatment ; Remediation ; Requirements ; Pollution regulations ; Federal law ; National government ; State government ; Heap leaching
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NTIS  PB94-201837 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation iii, 53 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The purpose of this report is to provide information on cyanide treatment methods for heap leaches and tailings activities associated with cyanidation operations, including disposal units that receive wastes from such operations. The agency has collected this information for use in regulatory agencies and the mining industry to better understand treatment options; however, the agency has not evaluated the efficiency of the methods discussed. The report discusses cyanide detoxification or treatment in terms of chemistry, duration, removal efficiencies, and advantages and limitations. After a discussion of treatment techniques, the report describes typical closure and reclamation activities for heaps and tailings impoundments, identifying issues that are still outstanding. The report also describes Federal and state requirements that apply to cyanide operations. In addition, selected case studies, chosen to reflect a range of facility types, are presented.
"September 1994." "EPA 530-R-94-037." "NTIS PB94-201837." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.