Seepage Control in Tailings Impoundments and Waste Rock Piles

Modeling seepage from Tailings Impoundment into underlying valley aquifer, Rose Creek Tailings, Yukon Territory. Consulting and engineering services are provided for all aspects of seepage characterization and control in tailings impoundments. This includes: site investigation by drilling or test pits as well as borehole testing; modeling of infiltration and seepage using state-of-the-art modeling tools; analysis, designs and report preparation.

Typical projects include

  • characterization of seepage behavior of tailings and tailings pond
  • prediction of phreatic surface under various operating conditions (including high run-off events)
  • designs of seepage control systems with due consideration to dam stability and water quality
  • prediction of fine tailings consolidation using non-linear finite strain theory

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