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WA tailings dams well managed

Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management

The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management is directed at Operators[1] and applies to tailings facilities, both existing and to-be-built. It makes clear that extreme consequences to people...

WA tailings dams well managed

Standard on Tailings Management released

The release of a Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management will help support the safe management of tailings facilities around the world.  Australian companies actively contributed to the...

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...

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...