Tailings [Energy] Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 765.3 [Title 10 Energy; Chapter III Department of Energy; Part 765 Reimbursement for Costs of Remedial Action at Active Uranium and Thorium Processing Sites; Subpart A -- General], tailings means “the remaining portion of a metal-bearing ore after some or all of the metal, such as uranium, has been extracted.”