Tailings Storage

Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) conducted a multi­year, multi­disciplinary evaluation to select a Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) location that meets all engineering and environmental goals. It will store ground-up material after minerals have been extracted.


Summary Information

Designed to meet Alaska Dam Safety Program standards
Separate cells for bulk and pyritic tailings
Minimize water storage in bulk tailings to keep water away from embankment
Fully-lined cell for pyritic tailings with water cover
Rock-filled embankments (530’ high at main embankment)
Seepage collection facilities for all embankments
Pyritic tailings will be backhauled to the pit at closure
No pyritic TSF following closure of operations

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