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Environmental and Safety Incidents Concerning Tailings Dams at Mines

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: July 1997
  • Page count: 136
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 97.III.D.77

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The information presented in this publication has the potential to form the foundation of a comprehensive store of tailings dam performance data. Covering the years 1980-1996, it reviews the occurrence of reported failures and other similar incidents involving mine tailings dams in major mining regions. This is a unique publication since there is currently no centralised source for information about tailings dam incidents.