Barr assists a potash mining client in Canada with operating its tailings management areas at several facilities by providing long-term deposition planning, new facility design, instrumentation and monitoring assistance, and closure planning. We have investigated alternatives for depositing tailings more effectively to better position the sites for closure and evaluated tailings characteristics for containment and capping. We also identified closure alternatives and are developing designs for one facility that follow the Canadian Dam Association’s guidelines for converting a tailings management area to a landform.
Vice President Senior Civil Engineer
Senior Geotechnical Engineer