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Types of sequentially raised tailings dams

Using natural materials water supply reservoir dams have only one design option – known as downstream type construction. Tailings dams sometimes use this construction type, but more often use, what is termed Water and Tailings dam construction methods centerline or upstream- construction, designs that water supply reservoir dams cannot employ. Centerline and upstream dams are not as inherently safe as downstream construction.

Year: 2017

From collection: Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident

Cartographer: Kristina Thygesen

Tags: mining

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