Tailings Applications in Waste Containment

Although tailings are deposited hydraulically the main purpose of the containment is to contain the solids produced by mining operations. A tailings containment can be either a lined pond or a dam with a dam face lining. Layfield has been providing dam facings for tailings containments since the early 80’s.

The most common use for geosynthetics in tailings is the dam face liner or geomembrane. Layfield has installed a number of dam linings and has extended these linings in future years as the tailings dams have grown. But a growing problem with tailings has been the remediation of soft tailings materials. Layfield has used high strength geotextiles to support earthen covers for final closures of tailings ponds and has high strength tubes available for sludge and tailings dewatering. Layfield also installs vertical wick drains which can be added to tailings to speed consolidation in certain situations.

"We do appreciate you coming all this way to see us. We get other supplies just showing up and considering we have 50 construction people to supervise we don't have time for them. You did it right by setting it up in advance and letting us know your takeaways. This made for beneficial use of our time." Matthew, Civil & Commercial Construction Company

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About Environmental Containment

Layfield Environmental Containment is a vertically integrated company involved in the manufacturing, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of high performance geomembranes, floating covers, and specialty geosynthetics. We work with end users, consulting engineers and contractors to deliver products and services that protect the environment. Layfield Environmental Containment has strategic locations across North America and internationally.

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Layfield announces the employment of Daniel Lotufo as Engineering Business Manager in San Diego

April 12, 2018

San Diego, California – April 6, 2018 - 

Layfield Environmental Containment is pleased to announce the employment of Daniel Lotufo as Engineering Business Manager based out of San Diego, California.




 

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