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  • Towards the 1000-year erosion-free tailings dam slope - a study in South Africa.

    Author(s) : Blight, G. E.Amponsah-da Costa, F.

    Author Affiliation : Department of Civil Engineering, Witwatersrand University, Private Bag 3, WITS 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Author Email : Blight@civen.civil.wits.ac.za

    Editors : Barker, D. H.Watson, A. J.Sombatpanit, S.Northcutt, B.Maglinao, A. R.

    Book chapter; Conference paper : Ground and water bioengineering for erosion control and slope stabilization 2004 pp.365-377 ref.8

    Conference Title : First Asia-Pacific Conference on Ground and Water Bioengineering for Erosion Control and Slope Stabilization, Manila, Philippines, April 1999.

    Abstract : Preventing and repairing damage caused by the erosion of tailings dam slopes in South Africasouth africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    is costly and ongoing, but essential for protecting the surrounding environment from pollution by wind and water-borne fugitive tailings. Regulations for the final rehabilitationrehabilitationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    of tailings dam slopes in some countries now require that the rehabilitation be maintenance-free for 1000 years. After identifying the major factors affecting tailings slopeslopeSubject Category: Properties
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    erosion, the concept of the erosion rate surface is introduced. Next, the characteristics of ancient man-made soil slopes and erosion-resistant natural slopes are examined. The object is to recreate natural erosion resistance on tailings slopes. The mechanics of wind erosionwind erosionSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    are introduced and directions for future research on mitigating the effects of wind erosion described.

    ISBN : 1578082099

    Record Number : 20063118694

    Publisher : Science Publishers, Inc.

    Location of publication : Enfield

    Country of publication : USA

    Language of text : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Descriptor(s) : erosionerosionSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    , erosion controlerosion controlSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , rehabilitationrehabilitationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , slopeslopeSubject Category: Properties
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    , soil conservationsoil conservationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , wind erosionwind erosionSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    Identifier(s) : subsaharan Africa

    Geographical Location(s) : Africa South of Saharaafrica south of saharaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , South Africasouth africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : Anglophone Africaanglophone africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AfricaafricaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Commonwealth of Nationscommonwealth of nationsSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , Southern Africasouthern africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Africa South of Saharaafrica south of saharaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Threshold Countriesthreshold countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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