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Geosynthetics in Mining and Geomembrane Durability
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Kerry Rowe, Research Chair in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at Queen’s University, gave a talk about the dura read more »
Province never inspected berm that burst at Obed mine tailings pond
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The berm around the Obed mine coal tailings pond that failed last fall had not been inspected by the province because it was not classified as a dam, a public forum at the University of Alberta was told Thursday. read more »
The Best Mine Waste Cover is No Cover
Monday, February 24, 2014
The best cover is no cover. If you can use the upper tailings or waste rock as the growth medium in which a stand of climax vegetation will flourish, you have the best cover. read more »
Long-Term Closure Criteria for Mine Waste Disposal Facilities
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Here's what I wrote in 1991 about criteria for covers and closure of waste facilities. This is from my book Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation. With Charles Reith I wrote this book on the basis of what we did to construct the encapsulation facility at the Weldon Spring site near St Louis, Missouri.  read more »
Oilsands study confirms tailings found in groundwater, river
Thursday, February 20, 2014
New federal research confirms that Alberta’s oilsands are polluting ground water and seeping into the Athabasca River. The industry has maintained that toxic chemicals are contained safely in tailing ponds, but new research shows this isn’t the case. read more »

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