Lining a Pond to Contain Uranium Tailings

by Richard Baldwin,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 1, Pg. 77-79

Document Type: Feature article


Impermeable pond linings combined with geotextile fabric underlinings are a recent innovation in industrial storage pond construction. A case history of a pond site in New Mexico illustrates a specific application in which geotextiles can offer solutions to various pond challenges. Site conditions, potential problems, and construction procedures are presented.

Subject Headings: Ponds | Linings | Waste disposal | Uranium | Mine wastes | Construction sites | Geosynthetics | Case studies | New Mexico | United States

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