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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...

Vale tailings dam critical condition

Vale announces another dam in critical condition

Vale has announced that another tailings dam is in critical condition. The South Superior Dam at the Gongo Soco mine has an imminent risk of rupture. Vale said in a media release this weekend that on...

tailings dam disaster CEO resignation

Vale CEO steps down following tailings dam disaster

Vale CEO Fabio Schvartsman and three other senior executives have stepped down amidst the fallout from the Brumadinho tailings disaster.  The executives submitted their temporary resignations on...