Lining a Nevada Tailings Storage Facility Pond

AGRU’s latest video story focuses on a tailings storage facility in northern Nevada. The site utilized a textured geomembrane (AGRU MicroSpike) in a three-phase expansion. View the story above. Additional details and project photos are posted below. (NOTE: If you would like to subscribe to AGRU's video channel, you can scroll over the company logo in the upper left corner of the video and click on Subscribe.) HISTORICAL CHALLENGES OFF THE SITE The mine and surrounding region is characterized by scarce surface water. This heightens the need for sustainable water solutions in mining operations. The tailings storage facility water-storage pond was built in the late 1980s with a flexible (VLPDE) lining system. While the material provided excellent elongation and weldability, it had limited...

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