Li, H & Richter, P 2010, 'Case studies — integrated approach to design, construction and operations for tailings storage facilities ', in R Jewell & AB Fourie (eds), Proceedings of the First International Seminar on the Reduction of Risk in the Management of Tailings and Mine Waste
, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 35-47.
This paper presents four cases of an integrated approach to design, construction and operation of tailings
storage facilities. The first three cases present how tailings solids management is designed as an integral
part of embankment raising and construction, and the fourth case shows how the design is tailored to ensure
effective water management during operations. These cases demonstrate that optimum solutions can be
achieved for sustainable tailings and water management for tailings storage facilities if an integrated
approach to design, construction and operations is adopted.