Mine Waste Management
Taylor & Francis, Feb 21, 1992 - Business & Economics - 654 pages
Mine Waste Management bridges the gap between mine operators, regulators, and design engineers concerned with the safe design and operation of mine waste management units. It provides a comprehensive approach for determining the amount of engineered containment that needs to be provided to reduce the risk to water resources to acceptable levels. The approach considers all pertinent aspects, including the intrinsic properties of the waste, as well as site-specific conditions such as climate, geology, and distance to water resources.
Topics covered in Mine Waste Management include an evaluation of the performance of waste containment at modern mining operations, the mine waste characterization, disposal facility liner and closure designs, ground water monitoring, heap leach operations, and an analysis of the cost impacts of mine waste disposal. The material presented contains technical discussions and information, as well as recommendations on how the technical issues can be accommodated in mine waste regulations. The book is brimming with technical design charts, tables, and equations to provide hands-on aid to designers. Furthermore, each chapter concludes with regulatory considerations that incorporate the proposed technical design approaches.
Mine Waste Management is a valuable resource for mining industry professionals, regulators, mine waste facility designers, mine superintendents and managers, consulting engineers, and students in environmental engineering, mining, and metallurgy.
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