Tailing dam

A tailings dam is typically a landfill embankment dam used to store by-products of mining operations after separating ore from the gangue. Tailings can be liquid, solid or a suspension of fine particles, and are generally highly toxic and potentially radioactive. Solid tailings are often used as part of the structure itself.

That is the reason why the installation of safe containment systems and the use of high performance geosynthetic materials are crucial due to the environmental risk involved.