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Geomorphological stability of sites for the long-term containment of uranium mining wastes in the seasonally wet tropics, northern Australia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Australian Government Legislation requires that mill tailings and water rock structures at rehabilitated uranium mines in the Alligator Rivers Region of tropical northern Australia be able to resist geomorphological forces for a period of about 1000 yr. The selection of geomorphologically stable sites for the construction of artificial landforms is a key component of this rehabilitation strategy. This study assesses the future long term stability of the Ranger Uranium Mine area by examining the past (Quaternary) evolution of landforms in the vicinity of the mine. The youngest landforms have undergone extensive change over relatively recent periods and are unsuitable as sites for rehabilitated structures. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1993

Citation


  • East, T. J., Nanson, J. G. C., & Roberts, R. G. (1993). Geomorphological stability of sites for the long-term containment of uranium mining wastes in the seasonally wet tropics, northern Australia. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Supplementband, 87, 171-182.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0027423809

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 171

End Page


  • 182

Volume


  • 87

Abstract


  • Australian Government Legislation requires that mill tailings and water rock structures at rehabilitated uranium mines in the Alligator Rivers Region of tropical northern Australia be able to resist geomorphological forces for a period of about 1000 yr. The selection of geomorphologically stable sites for the construction of artificial landforms is a key component of this rehabilitation strategy. This study assesses the future long term stability of the Ranger Uranium Mine area by examining the past (Quaternary) evolution of landforms in the vicinity of the mine. The youngest landforms have undergone extensive change over relatively recent periods and are unsuitable as sites for rehabilitated structures. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1993

Citation


  • East, T. J., Nanson, J. G. C., & Roberts, R. G. (1993). Geomorphological stability of sites for the long-term containment of uranium mining wastes in the seasonally wet tropics, northern Australia. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Supplementband, 87, 171-182.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0027423809

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 171

End Page


  • 182

Volume


  • 87