Authors: Gassner, FW; Wrench, BP


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Gassner, FW & Wrench, BP 2010, 'Lined storage facilities for mine waste – considerations and benefits', in R Jewell & AB Fourie (eds), Mine Waste 2010: 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. 275-281,

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The paper presents key design and operational considerations related to the intended performance of a facility. The paper provides a guide on what lining system concepts result in large, medium or small environmental benefits. The various components of a lining system and the associated design considerations and performance in a mining environment are described, both for base lining and capping systems for tailings and waste rock facilities. The lining systems discussed include subgrade, single, composite and double lining system, as well as the drainage system and protection system over the top of the liner. The paper also considers the issue of durability of various liner materials in mine waste applications.

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Lined storage facilities for mine waste – considerations and benefits F.W. Gassner and B.P. Wrench
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