Oil sands reclamation: A study integrating mining, tailings disposal and reclamation. Volume II - Drawings

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  • The document provides a comprehensive review of the technical problems facing future oil sands developments and suggests options which will be helpful in formulating oil sands mining, tailings disposal and reclamation plans. By providing in-depth cost analysis for many of the activities occurring in an oil sands mining operation, the sensitivity of these activities with respect to reclamation and overall project economics can be assessed. The impact of actions taken to reduce undesirable environmental effects can be measured both biophysically and economically. However, the determination of \"added benefit\" and \"associated cost\" is more complex, with many subjective elements. This study attempts to define not only the methods required to achieve various degrees of reclamation in the Athabasca oil sands, but also to show how the benefits and costs of such reclamation can be objectively measured. Volume II of this report contains the drawings pertaining to Volume I - Text. The drawings are explained in corresponding chapters of the text, and relate to: selection and description of the three ore bodies, surficial geology arid hydrology, geological cross-sections, tailings pond dyke, organization charts as well as mine plans. A total of sixty-eight drawings show the mining, tailings disposal and reclamation of the twelve mine designs developed in the study.

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