Design, construction, instrumentation, and monitoring of pilot scale waste rock cover systems
Design, construction, instrumentation, and monitoring of pilot scale waste rock cover systems: concept review and case studies – Report of the Min-North Project, WP2 task 2.3
Clayton Larkins1, Teemu Karlsson1 & Päivi Kauppila1
1Geological Survey of Finland, P.O. BOX 1237, FI-70211 Kuopio, FINLAND, e-mail: teemu.karlsson(at)gtk.fi
The objective of the work package 2 (WP2) of the Min-North project is to study long term behaviour of waste rock piles and performance of cover structures in Nordic climates. Task 2.3 of the WP2 investigates the design, construction, instrumentation and monitoring of experimental waste rock piles. As part of task 2.3, the following report provides a literature-based review of performance monitoring of dry cover system with an emphasis on criteria pertinent to cold climate regions. The report also provides construction details for case study pilot cover systems.
Min-North project is a trans-national research project, funded by the Interreg V A Nord EU-programme, that focuses on the development, evaluation and optimization of measures to reduce impact on the environment from mining activities in Northern Regions. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), University of Oulu, The Arctic University of Norway and Luleå University of Technology, and it involves several SME and mining companies.