Environmental Dewatering

El Mochito Mine, Honduras

The El Mochito mine has a tailings lagoon with a rock filled dam that contains large volumes of contaminated mine tailings slurry. Above the tailings lagoon is a large unstable area, known as the Guard Shack Slide, and has the potential during a heavy rainfall event to develop into an active landslide and release a large volume of soil, rock and debris into the tailings lagoon. Geotube® dewatering and containment technology was selected to beneficially reuse the wasted tailings to build a series of dams to prevent potential long term problems at this site.

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