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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...

the brumadinho tragedy has resulted in removal of vale from corporate human rights benchmark

Charges laid over Vale Brumadinho tailings dam collapse

Prosecutors in Brazil’s, State of Minas Gerais have laid charges over the Vale Brumadinho Tailings Dam collapse that claimed the life of approximately 270 people. The prosecutors laid homicide...

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...

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...