Geotechnical Risks Related to Tailings Dam Operations
Tailings dams are geotechnical structures that are increased in height with time. Several factors typical of tailings dams cause a higher risk of failure compared with other earth structures. The factors that influence the risk of tailings dam failure are discussed in this paper.
Berghe, J.-F.V., J.-C. Ballard, J.-F. Wintgens, and B. List. 2011. Geotechnical risks related to tailings dam operations. Paper presented at the Tailings and Mine Waste 2011.