Kiki Leach was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK where she still resides. As a child she was surrounded by books, pens, and notepads, all of which she quickly took advantage of from the time she could read and write.
Mining wastes are deposited on the surface to form vast dumping grounds (waste dumps). Landslides, erosion and subsidence of waste dumps are a challenge for the mining industry because they represent a potential source for environmental problems which have significant negative impacts on their surroundings. Therefore, waste dump monitoring and early warnings of environmental hazards are .