tailings

(redirected from Mining waste)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to Mining waste: Agricultural waste

tailings

Residual gamma-radiation-rich, sandy waste remaining after extraction of uranium from mined ore.
References in periodicals archive ?
The contract is the execution of the service involving the receipt of the Employer, transport and management of mining waste codes 01 05 99 01 05 05 * 01 05 06 * (fluid return from maintenance and operation of hydraulic fracturing) the provision of transportable containers for liquids after fracturing during operations over the opening Wysin 2H bis, Wysin 3H, 4H Lubocino.
The dam was being used to contain mining waste and heavy rain caused the overloaded barrier to break.
In 2002, it put in place a rule that basically removed mining waste from the list of the Clean Water Act's prohibited pollutants.
As a matter of public policy, all Canadians and First Nations alike should be concerned about the destruction of natural water bodies for mining waste," the council said in a news release.
The cement factory will use the Freeport gold and copper mining waste as the basic material.
It is understood the copper mining waste product found its way into supply sources for more than 1,800 consumers.
Although painting a romantic picture of "Big Sky Country," he decries environmental tragedies including toxic mining waste, forest fires, soil exhaustion, water shortages, and invasive species.
In a statement, Mr Payne says he is recycling the mining waste from the colliery, and inert waste brought to the site to produce aggregate.
A collateral and environmentally friendly effect of the use of mineral carbonation is the recovery of mining waste in asbestos production districts such as the Eastern Townships in Quebec and the Cassiar district in British Columbia.
Initially the campaign will focus on educating potential investors on investing in the development of bio-based technologies for cleaning up petroleum, mining waste, and radioactive materials.
But SiJohn realized that the lake's outward beauty belied a troubling fact: At its bottom sits 72 million tons of toxic mining waste.