Minimising the risks of tailings dams with remote sensing data

Minimising the risks of tailings dams with remote sensing data.
Goff, C.and Gimeno, O. and Petkovsek, G. and Roca, M.
In: 87th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), 9-14 June 2019, Ottawa, Canada. (2019)

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Abstract:Tailings dams are used to store toxic mine waste and effluent. Their failure rate is estimated to be more than two orders of magnitude greater than that of conventional water retention dams, causing loss of lives, irreversible damages to ecosystems and large economic damages. There is a need for a cost effective service to monitor operational, closed and abandoned tailings dams, especially those in remote locations, to help forecast potentially catastrophic failures.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects:Floods > Dams and reservoirs
Floods > General
ID Code:1746
Deposited On:12 Jun 2019 13:19
Last Modified:12 Jun 2019 13:19

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