July 2001
Volume 53    Issue 7

HDPE pipe aids leaching at Morenci

Mining Engineering , 2001, Vol. 53, No. 7, pp. 11-12

When working with any type of drainage pipe, burial depth is always key. The pipe must perform without fail in shallow and deep applications. It must instill a feeling of confidence in those who design the system and in those who pay for it. In the case of the Morenci Mine in Arizona, corrugated, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe is performing as designed at a great burial depth.

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