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(Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Geomorphology. Volume IX en Anglais - 1993)

Document title

Geomorphological stability of sites for the long-term containment of uranium mining wastes in the seasonally wet Tropics, Northern Australia

published at : Geomorphology and geoecology. Applied geomorphology

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EAST T. J. ; NANSON G. C. ; ROBERTS R. G. ;

Abstract

This study assesses the future long term stability of the Ranger Uranium Mine area by examining the past (Quaternary) evolution of landforms in the vicinity of the mine. Five categories of geomorphological stability are recognised on the basis of the type and intensity of past and present geomorphological (erosional/depositional) processes. The oldest land surfaces are judged to be the most stable and consequently the best suited as sites for rehabilitated structures, as they have survived Holocene and Pleistocene climatic and eustatic sea level changes. The youngest landforms have undergone extensive change over relatively recent periods and are unsuitable as sites for rehabilitated structures

Source

Congrès

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Geomorphology. Volume IX , INCONNU ()

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband / ISSN 0044-2798

Editor : Borntraeger, Berlin ; Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1960)

Millesime : 1993, no 87 [pp. 171-182]

Bibliographic references : 4 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829 B

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