Hydrology of Engineered Covers of Waste Rock Dumps towards Heavy Rainfall Phenomena: A Case Study in Uranium Mill Tailings Mitigation [chapter]

Petra Schneider, M. Schaffrath, K. Nindel
2002 Uranium in the Aquatic Environment  
The in-situ remediation of uranium mine dumps by engineered and planted mineral soil covers plays an important role in long-term mitigation of uranium mining sites in Eastern Germany. This case study discusses results of soil mechanical and hydrological investigations of a mine dump with a 10 years old engineered mineral soil cover. A heavy rainfall event was simulated using irrigation equipment including a precipitation measurement gauge assuming 120 mm precipitation within 24 hours (N 120/24
more » ... 24 hours (N 120/24 ). Soil moisture and water content were measured by a frequency domain response (FDR) sensor.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-55668-5_19 fatcat:lu6f4hwkvjbbhgz5qrlkxfeqfu