oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Assessment for environmentally acceptable disposal of mine wastes : technical note
The problems associated with the environmentally acceptable disposal of mining and industrial waste materials are of immense magnitude. The vastness of the problem is illustrated by the statistics on quantities of waste which are tabulated in Table 1. Available statistics on annual quantities of mining and industrial waste are by no means complete or up to date, but the figures in Table 1 give an indication of the annual tonnages of dry waste that it has been necessary to dispose of during the past decade.
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