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Table 1 Characteristics of the tailings impoundments under study located in the Aries river basin

From: Characterization and assessment of potential environmental risk of tailings stored in seven impoundments in the Aries river basin, Western Romania

Impoundment River Year of putting into operation Current status Type Surface (ha) Dam height (m) Deposit volume (mil m3)
Saliste Abrud 1986 Closed since 2004, going green Valley deposit 18.5 87 6.60
Gura Rosiei Abrud 1967 Closed, going green Slope deposit 23.0 44 5.80
Stefanca Stefanca 1993 In operation (storage stopped) Valley deposit 50.7 85 11.0
Sesei Sesei 1985 In operation Valley deposit 330 100 66.0
Cutii Harmaneasa 1976 Closed since 2002, going green Valley deposit 4.8 74 1.62
Sartas Sartas 1993 Closed since 2005, going green Valley deposit 6.0 78 2.86
Brazesti Aries 1963 Going green Slope deposit 10.7 42 3.47