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9 November 2022
Planet Labs has captured a PlanetScope image of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings dam failure that shows both the breach and the plume.
26 September 2022
Satellite image company Planet Labs has released high resolution imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam failure
15 September 2022
CGG Minerals and Mining has posted provisional but fascinating InSAR data for the site of the Jagersfontein Tailings Storage Facility failure
14 September 2022
The Jagersfontein tailings dam accident: the plume of pollution has extended to the reservoir of the Kalkfontein Dam.
13 September 2022
Aerial and satellite imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster highlights a complex failure event and high mobility of the slimes.
12 September 2022
On 11 September 2022 a major tailings dam failure occurred at Jagersfontein in South Africa. The local plume of pollution extends >8 km.
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.
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
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
10 November 2015
It is likely that the Bento Rodriguez disaster was triggered by the collapse of the Fundao Dam. Google Earth reveals the history of the structure.