Authors: Williams, DJ; Price, G; Li, H


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Williams, DJ, Price, G & Li, H 2011, 'Assessing the flowability of bauxite tailings at East Weipa, Queensland', in R Jewell & AB Fourie (eds), Paste 2011: Proceedings of the 14th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 367-379,

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Given the potential for the failure of mine tailings storage facilities, and the potential devastation to downstream life and property should a failure occur, it is incumbent on the operators of mine tailings storage facilities to ensure that the tailings are deposited and contained in such a way that minimises the risk that the tailings would flow in the event of a breach of the containment structure. The paper presents the results of field and laboratory investigations to assess the potential flowability of bauxite tailings at East Weipa, Queensland.

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