mine waste tailing dams

02:46 Nov 15, 2018
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mining & Minerals / Gems
English term or phrase: mine waste tailing dams
Es una contrademanda y se está explicando el contexto en el que se dan los abusos a los derechos de las poblaciones indígenas.

Natural resource extraction and other major development projects in or near indigenous territories are one of the most significant sources of abuse of the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide. Extractive industries projects carry the risk of pollution and contamination from their activities, and **mine waste tailing dams** have a consistent record of failure, unleashing toxic and otherwise hazardous waste on communities.
Sandra Pérez
Local time: 09:11

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3 +1presas/diques/tranques de relaves/colas mineros/as
Judith Armele

Discussion entries: 1



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
presas/diques/tranques de relaves/colas mineros/as

Presas, diques o tranques los encontré con esos tres nombres y va a depender generalmente del país. En Chile me pareció que le dicen tranques, y en Argentina diques o presas. Lo mismo sucedes con relaves o colas: Chile relaves y Argentina colas.


Note added at 1 hora (2018-11-15 04:24:56 GMT)

En páginas de España lo encuentro más como diques. Relaves y colas parece aparecer indistintamente.

Judith Armele
Local time: 08:11
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robert Carter: Aunque depende del país; aquí en Mexico, a los "tailings" se llaman "jales", y me imagino que diríamos "presa de jales".
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