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tailings

Residual gamma-radiation-rich, sandy waste remaining after extraction of uranium from mined ore.
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Cyanide is the most likely substance to leak from gold mining tailings.
Suspected sources of contamination include spent military ordnance, clandestine hazardous waste dumps, mining tailings, fuel and chemicals spilled along highways and air pollution.
The joint venture is for the purpose of remediation of toxic oil sands mining tailings ponds in the Ft.
After using a mining tailings pond for sludge from its wastewater treatment facilities for more than 30 years.
The mining project extracts precious metals from existing mining tailings.

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