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global database of mine tailings storage facilities now available

Global database of mine tailing storage facilities

Environmental organisation GRID-Arendal with support from the UN Environment Program has launched the world’s first publicly accessible global database of mine tailings storage...

tailings dam risk management practices could be improved

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...

Bruno oberle to head global tailings investigation

Bruno Oberle to head global tailings investigations

Bruno Oberle, a former Swiss Minister and an environmental expert, will head the global tailings investigation initiated in response to the recent tailings disasters of Samraco and Brumadinho. This...

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...