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Volume 70    Issue 6

Rehabilitation of tunnels: An owner’s perspective

Mining Engineering, 2018, Vol. 70, No. 6, pp. 102-104
Tsztoo, David; Yu, Anthony; Redhorse, Teena


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Since ancient times, storing and conveying water via underground water systems and tunnels has been touted for its strategic advantages. Underground cisterns and tunnels assured protection of essential fresh water supplies from man made contamination and especially from enemies who would gain an advantage by disrupting an adversary’s water supply in a siege. Modern-day engineers do not usually specify tunnels for reasons of avoiding deliberate contamination or siege — however, they are just as enamored with the idea of building tunnels for water conveyances.  



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