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Using tailings insights to support safer TSF management

Using tailings insights to support safer TSF management

Some of the world’s biggest engineering structures are Tailings Storage Facilities (TSFs) and one of the greatest risks for mine owners, and the communities and environments in which they operate is...

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Protest at Vale New Caledonia site

A protest has occurred at Vale’s nickel mining site in New Caledonia resulting in the site being evacuated and military protection being established on the mine’s perimeter. The protest...

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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...

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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...

BHP hit with $7.2b lawsuit after Brazil mine disaster

The Brazilian Government intends to sue Samarco, Vale and BHP for $7.2b for clean-up costs and damages after dams collapsed at their iron ore operation in Minas Gerais killing 13 people. According to...