15 May 2009
Another Chinese tailings dam failure
Posted by Dave Petley
The Chinese media are reporting another tailings dam failure, this time in Hunan province. Fortunately, the effects appear to be far less devastating than this event last year. The reports suggest that a manganese ore tailings dam failed in Huayuan County, Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture in Hunan Province early on Thursday morning, releasing a flowslide that hit a house, killing three people and injuring four more.
[…] water to be released although some form of storage pond or dam failure seems likely. There was a manganese ore tailings dam failure in Hunan in 2009. The most spectacular tailings dam failure recently was that of the Kolontar bauxite mine in […]