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8 January 2021
A new paper (Grebby et al 2021) uses InSAR to detect precursory deformation of the Brumadinho tailings dam before the disastrous failure in 2019. The authors suggest that the failure might have been predictable with use of appropriate monitoring techniques.
4 March 2020
Heavy rainfall on 2 and 3 March 2020 triggered many landslides in the urban area of Baixada Santista in SE Brazil, killing at least 18 people.
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.
16 October 2019
A review of the extensive early warning system used to manage landslide risk in the favellas of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a city that faces multiple landslide hazards
4 October 2019
On 1st October 2019, another significant tailings dam failure occurred in Brazil, this time at Nosso Senhora do Livramento in Mato Grosso.
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.
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
4 February 2019
The two important videos showing the Brumadinho tailings dam landslide allow some estimates to be made of the speed of the movement.
1 February 2019
My initial thoughts on the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse video, which has emerged today. The video shows a catastrophic rotational landslide and flow
The human and environmental costs of the Brumadinho disaster in Brazil are becoming increasingly clear, whilst speculation continues as to the causes of the collapse of the tailings dam