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Investigation into the slimes dams University of Pretoria

Investigation into the slimes dams, mine dumps and landfills (residue slimes dam on the north of extension 11 and the pipeline from this slimes dam spread contaminated water Additionally, the MPRDA came into effect on 1 may 2004, and have the same flaw as NEMA [6].

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Investigation into the slimes dams, mine dumps and

Investigation into the slimes dams, mine dumps and landfills (residue deposits) as environmental constraints to low-cost housing projects in Gauteng, South Africa. Mining is a major activity in Gauteng and as a result the province has a large number of slime dams, mine dumps, and landfills in areas earmarked for low-cost housing projects.

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Slimes disposalatSouthAfrican goldmines SAIMM

Slimes-dam failures on shown inFigs. 1to3. asimilarly disastrous scalehave not These methods have evolved over occurred in South Africa, but tail-a period of three-quarters of a ings-dam failures of less severity century. Ascurrently operated they have, aselsewhere5, been common-are relatively cheap, absorb only a place, sothat slimes dams ofany

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Theoretical andengineering aspectsof slimes-damconstruction

uresoccur.) Slimes-dam construction developed inthiswayforfiftyyears, anditwasonlyin1953that amajor investigation waslaunched tostudy thewholeproblem ofthestability of slimes dams from an engineering point of view. The results of this investigation were published inde-tail in 19591and were summarized inamore practical form inatech-nicalpaper2.

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‘Scared’ villagers demand safety audit for Letšeng dams

Nov 18, 2020· Villagers from Patising in the Mokhotlong district are demanding a safety audit for Letšeng Diamond Mine’s slimes dams after the mine dismissed fears that they could be swallowed up by flooding if the dams and impoundments burst. In the process bacteria gets into the water. This in turn, after many uses, renders it unsafe for washing

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Independent investigation will look into what caused

Aug 11, 2020· An independent forensic investigation team will look into what caused the Midland-area Edenville and Sanford dams to fail. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will

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Technical Report: Design and Evaluation of Tailings Dams

directly into drainages. As local concerns arose about sedimentation in downstream watercourses, water use, and other issues, mining operations began impounding tailings behind earthen dams, which were often constructed of tailings and other waste materials.

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Chronology of major tailings dam failures WISE Uranium

tonnes = metric tonnes. Sources: Tailings Dam Incidents, U.S. Committee on Large Dams USCOLD, Denver, Colorado, ISBN 1-884575-03-X, 1994, 82 pages [compilation and analysis of 185 tailings dam incidents]. Environmental and Safety Incidents concerning Tailings Dams at Mines: Results of a Survey for the years 1980-1996 by Mining Journal Research Services; a report prepared for United Nations

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Investigating who is responsible for Edenville Dam failure

May 20, 2020· EDENVILLE, Mich. The Local 4 Defenders have uncovered new information about who is responsible for the failure of the Edenville Dam, which led to catastrophic floods in mid-Michigan.

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Dams

Samarco maintained, until November 5, 2015, two dams for the storage of tailings resulting from the extraction and processing of iron ore at its Germano (MG) plant. The newest one was Fundão, inaugurated in 2008, with storage of 55 million cubic meters. The dams were built in line with the National Dams Security Policy (Law []

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Mount Polley mine Wikipedia

The Mount Polley mine is a Canadian gold and copper mine located in British Columbia near the towns of Williams Lake, and Likely.It consists of two open-pit sites with an underground mining component and is owned and operated by the Mount Polley Mining Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Imperial Metals Corp.In 2013, the mine produced an output of 38,501,165 pounds (17,463,835 kg) of

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APPENDIX C THE FUNDÃO TAILINGS DAM INVESTIGATION

investigation programs were first filtered by keyword from the master spreadsheet of available Samarco reports and data sources; primarily in Portuguese. After translation into English, the coordinates and elevations of the data were confirmed. Then the field data was evaluated and tabulated.

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Designing safe and stable tailings dam structures with

sulphides into sulphuric acid which would otherwise dissolve other undesirable metallic elements that may contaminate the surrounding environment. 2.4 A review of dam design and operation practices Van Niekerk and Viljoen [17] explored the geological management causes of tailing dam disasters and provide the following guidelines to prevent future

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GUIDELINES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF EARTH-FILL

Category 3. Dams that are at the higher end of the hazard category scale. These dams include ‘High B’, ‘High A’, Extreme hazard category dams and dams that are over 25 metres in height. These generally require the services of an expert dams team. The majority of farm dams fall into Category 1, but occasionally fall into Category 2.

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Diamond Divers Warn that West Coast Mining Dams' Seabed is

Dec 09, 2020· Kriel has submitted an affidavit to the Green Scorpions, who are involved in a criminal investigation into the construction and impact of the coffer dams being used to mine diamonds near the mouth of the Orange River. The probe is at an “advanced stage”, according to the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.

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Guidelines for Design of Dams

licensed professional engineer is required to insure that the dam will be built according to the approved plans. See Article 15-0503, Item 5 of the New York State, Environmental Conservation Law (Reference 1). For the proper operation and maintenance of a dam, see "An Owners Guidance Manual for the Inspection and Maintenance of Dams in New York

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Tailings Dam an overview ScienceDirect Topics

Robert Duda, in Waste Management Series, 2004. V.5.7. Conclusion. The presented prediction of contaminants migration in the area of the Zelazny Most flotation tailings dam indicates that only lowering of the groundwater table level close to the dam embankments, resulting from vertical drainage by dewatering wells, may limit propagation of contaminants in groundwater around the dam.

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Diamond divers warn of damage to seabed from West Coast

Dec 09, 2020· Coffer dam mining operations in 2017. Image from the report Amendment of Environmental Management Programmes for Mining Rights 554MRC, 10025MR, 512MRC and 513MRC Volume 2: Mining Right 554MRC, November 2017 by SLR Consulting in association with Placer Resource Management.. Diamond divers have warned of damage to the seabed and inshore reef systems from “coffer dams

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