oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Some rehabilitation issues on Witwatersrand gold tailings dams : environmental

Volume 16, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The four fundamental environmental aspects that are important in the mining industry are aesthetics, air quality, water quality and soil quality. There are various designs and management options that could contribute to a greener and better-stabilised tailings residue dam and its surroundings after mine closure. In the case of gold tailings residue dams, slope geometry, acidification and other environmental factors must be considered and these aspects require further investigation.

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