Long Term Risk of Tailings Dam Failures


“Tailings storage facilities typically represent the most significant environmental liability associated with mining operations.”

As a society we still don’t fully understand the long term implications of storing billions of tons of potentially harmful waste in large impoundments. We have been building large tailings dams for about a century, but these structures must maintain their integrity in perpetuity, so we have only a relatively short history of their performance.

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