Case Studies on Tailings Management

United Nations Environment Programme (1998)

With the cooperation of a large number of experts, ICME has compiled this collection of case studies of tailings management practices in operations in many parts of the world. The first section provides the reader with an overview on tailings and the issues that need to be addressed in all stages of the life cycle of railings. This section is followed by 21 case studies illustrating the specific components of management of tailings from planning through to closure. The cases are mainly presented in a two-page format in order to provide the reader with a quick appreciation of particular challenges and the means used to manage them. Each case study includes the name and address of individual or individuals whom readers are encouraged to contact for additional information.

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