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12 March 2021
In a new open access paper published in Scientific Reports, Franks et al. (2021) show that 10% of tailings facilities have a history of instability. This rises to 18.3% for active upstream facilities.
24 April 2020
The 2.53 million cubic metre tailings spill at Luming Mine in Heilongjiang Province, China on 28 March 2020: so what happened next?
3 April 2020
Based on the information available so far, can we crowd source an understanding of what happened to cause the Luming Mine tailings accident in China?
2 April 2020
Planet Labs have captured a high resolution SkySat image of the site of the Luming Mine accident in China, in which polluted water and sediment have been released
1 April 2020
More information on the Luming Mine tailings leak in China, including images of the disastrous downstream impacts
More information on the Luming Mine tailings leak in China on 28 March 2020, including images of the disastrous downstream impacts
31 March 2020
A significant tailings accident occurred on 28 March 2020, this time at the Luming Mine in Heilongjiang Province in NE China.
20 January 2020
Last month the official Expert Panel released its report on the Feijao tailings dam disaster at Brumadinho in Brazil, which killed over 300 people.
20 September 2019
The failure of the Stava tailings dam in Trento, Italy in 1985 generated a mudflow that killed 268 people downstream of the facility.
30 July 2019
13 large waste storage ponds at Baikalsk, on the banks of Lake Baikal, appear to be exceptionally vulnerable to landslides and debris flows.
28 July 2019
Planet Labs have kindly collected a high resolution SkySat image of the Cobriza Mine tailings failure in Peru, which happened on 10th July 2019.
16 July 2019
On 10th July 2019 another significant tailings dam failure occurred, this time at the Cobriza mine in Peru, releasing cyanide pollution into the Rio Mantaro
28 May 2019
In Brazil another tailings dam, at the Gongo Soco mine in Barão de Cocais to the east of Belo Horizonte, is at risk of failure due to a rock wall collapse.
13 May 2019
A Perspectives article in Science (Santamarina et al. 2019) argues that we need a better understanding of the processes leading to tailings dam failures as well as greatly improved management and regulation of tailings facilities
13 April 2019
On 9th April 2019 yet another significant tailings failure occurred, this time at the Hindalco works at Muri in Jharkhand, India
25 March 2019
Brazilian mining company Vale warned on Friday that the Sul Superior tailings dam, at the Gongo Soco mine in Minas Gerais, is at risk of imminent collapse
12 March 2018
On Friday a significant tailings dam failure occurred at the Cadia gold mine in Australia, causing production to be stopped. Fortunately, to date no release of tailings beyond the boundaries of the mine has occurred.
31 October 2017
There is good imagery available via Planet Labs showing the 100,000 cubic metre Mishor Rotem tailings dam failure in Israel in June 2017