December 2000
Volume 52    Issue 12

Tailings dam failures -- Why do they continue to occur?

Mining Engineering , 2000, Vol. 52, No. 12, pp. 35-38
East, D.R.

Since this paper was published in early 1999, there have been additional failures of tailings dams, most notably in Romania during January and February 2000. These failures only serve to further emphasize the arguments made in this paper for improved management practices related to the safe and secure storage of mining wastes around the world.

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