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tailings

Residual gamma-radiation-rich, sandy waste remaining after extraction of uranium from mined ore.
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The company said it would keep mine tailings in only one of the two main river valleys near the mine site.
An area where PQMI used to dump mine tailings in Sta.
In an earlier letter to EMB-CAR Director Digamo and MGB-CAR Fay Apil, the company declared that upon receipt of the reported intermittent leak of mine tailings, it has mobilized its workforce and equipment to the site to undertake the appropriate pre-emptive measures, particularly construction of containment dams downstream of the Liang river; clean-up of spilled tailings; installation of power lights at the Liang Tailings impoundment area, notice of warning to the community, syphoning of water from the pipe-out area to minimize hydraulic pressure build-up and reduction of stopper boards of the penstock to enhance the discharge of water from the tailings area.
Over the last three to four years, Peter Beckett and Graeme Spiers, both associate professors at Laurentian University in Sudbury, have headed up the project, which examines the science behind using waste pulp and paper material, over top of mine tailings fields, to produce crops that could eventually be harvested and manufactured into biomass pellets.
The objectives of this study were to search for tree species that are potential for phytostabilization of soils contaminated by small-scale gold mine tailings in West Lombok, Indonesia.
The project was initiated when farmers in the area realised that phosphates in the mine tailings could possibly be extracted and used as commercial fertiliser for crops in the Maize Triangle.
MFA Oil Biomass LLC and the Doe Run Company are participating in a pilot (project with Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) to help transform mine tailings sites into potential biofuel crop sites.
It finally closed in the late 1960s, leaving mountains of contaminated, crushed mine tailings and a mercury-laden creek bed.
Mine Waste Solutions is to withdraw deposition of material on all of the existing tailings storage facilities, including the new life of mine tailings storage facility, citing alleged issues regarding pipeline maintenance and non-reporting.
Suncor president Rick George startles visitors and environmental critics during a ceremony that celebrates draining, refilling and reclaiming an oil sands mine tailings pond for the first time.
BHP Billiton proposes to dump radioactive mine tailings on the surface rather than "to ensure that the tailings are physically isolated from the environment for at least 10,000 years" as is required by the existing Commonwealth regulatory standard at Ranger uranium mine.
Among the topics are risk analysis of individual landslides in the Three Gorges Reservoir, the simultaneous modeling of internal erosion and deformation of soil structures, geotechnical properties of zinc and lead mine tailings from Tara Mines in Ireland, pH changes in solidified dredged materials, the rapid drawdown of the water table in layered soil column, and a mathematical model for determining the critical hydraulic gradient in soil piping.