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    Tackling mine wastes

    Hudson-Edwards, Karen A. (2016) Tackling mine wastes. Science 352 (6283), pp. 288-290. ISSN 0036-8075.

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    Abstract

    On 5 November 2015, the Fundão and Santarém mine tailings dams in Minas Gerais, Brazil, failed, releasing 62 million m3 of sediment and water that destroyed homes, killed at least 17 people, cut of potable water supplies, blanketed more than 650 km of rivers, and flowed into the Atlantic Ocean (see the photo). The tailings dam failure, the largest ever recorded (1), demonstrates many of the diverse impacts of mine wastes. How can the potentially severe impacts of mine wastes and the risk of such disasters be reduced?

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 14:33
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 09:17
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15205

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