Floods from Tailings Dam Failures
This paper compiles the available information on historic tailings dam failures with the purpose to establish simple correlations between tailings ponds geometric parameters (e.g., dam height, tailings volume) and the hydraulic characteristics of floods resulting from released tailings.
Rico, M., G. Benito, and A. Díez-Herrero. 2007. Floods from tailings dam failures. Journal of Hazardous Materials 154(2008):79-87.