Tennessee Mines

Project Highlights:

  • Dam Safety Review

Tierra Group performed Dam Safety Reviews (DSRs) for Nyrstar’s tailings storage facilities (TSFs) located in Tennessee, United States.  Tierra Group served as the Tailings Reviewer to ensure conformity with local regulations, the Nyrstar Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) Standard, and to evaluate current and past performance of the facility related to dam safety. Tierra Group’s primary duty was to perform a Dam Safety Inspection, Documents Review, Operations Staff Interviews and Training, and a Dam Safety Report.  Nyrstar Tennessee Mines’ operations are divided into two sets of assets, known individually as Middle Tennessee (MTN) and East Tennessee (ETN). MTN and ETN operations each consist of three individual mines, a mill, TSFs, and maintenance and support functions.

Project Highlights:

  • Dam Safety Review

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