Risk assessment of tailings facility dam failure

Hadzi-Nikolova, Marija and Mirakovski, Dejan and Stefanova, Violeta (2011) Risk assessment of tailings facility dam failure. In: 3rd International workshop on the project: Antropogenic effects on the human environment in the Neogene basins in the SE Europe.

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Abstract

This paper presents the consequences of tailings facility dam failure and therefore the needs for its risk assessment. Tailings are fine-grained wastes of the mining industry, output as slurries, due to mixing with water during mineral processing. Tailings dams vary a lot as it is affected by: tailings characteristics and mill output, site characteristics as: topography, hydrology, geology, groundwater, seismicity and available material and disposal methods. The talings which accumulates a large amount of crushed material mixed with chemically contaminated water a technological necessity, but a real danger to the environment. On the other hand the need for rehabilitation of the tailings increases the costs of the company. Much of the mining companies have closed due to unsafe working conditions, largely due to the tailings problems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Violeta Stefanova
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 09:15
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014 11:12
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/3497

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