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Tailings dam failure in Brazil Gold mine

Two people have been hospitalised in a tailings dam failure at a Brazil Gold mine. Brazil’s mining regulator confirmed in a statement that a 15m high dam had ruptured at Mato Grosso state, with...

BHP Samarco

BHP reveals that Samarco expenditure – $1.5 Billion

What’s been the total cost of the 2015 Samarco dam collapse in Brazil? USD $1.5 Billion Dollars so far says CFO Peter Beaven. He added that BHP has provided another USD 2 Billion dollars for...

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Tailings dam safety consulting company ends service

The company entangled in proceedings associated with the certification of tailing dams following Vale’s Brumadinho Tailings Disaster has withdrawn from conducting dam safety assessments. TÜV...

The global tailings review scope has been laid out

Global tailings review lays out scope

Dr Bruno Oberle, Chair of the Global Tailings Review today announced the scope of the review and the next steps including his intention to visit local communities living near tailings storage...

BHP has established a tailing taskforce in the wake of brumadinho disaster

BHP sets up tailings taskforce

Global miner BHP Group said today that it has set up a tailings taskforce to further improve the focus on internal dam management and boost safety following Vale’s Brumadinho dam disaster in...

a slope stability issue has triggered a response at the gongo soco mine

Slope stability issues plague Vale’s Gongo Soco mine

Slope stability issues in a tailings dam wall at Vale’s Brazilian Gongo Soco mine have triggered a range of preparedness measures in anticipation of another dam wall failure. Vale reported that...

Class action initiated over BHP Samarco dam disaster

BHP to defend $7 billion Samarco class action

BHP has been sued for its role in the Samarco tailing dam disaster in the UK’s biggest class action for approximately $7 Billion Australian dollars. Law firm SPG, which is representing than...

BHP Samarco

Samarco mine won’t reopen this year, BHP says

BHP Billiton has said it was unlikely the Samarco iron ore mine would reopen, after the tragic events in November 2015 when two dam bursts. “Samarco makes an important contribution to the...