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22 November 2022

Rubaya: at least 32 people killed in landslides in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Rubaya: there are reports that at least 32 people killed on 18 November by mining related landslides in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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16 November 2022

Mizoram: a deadly quarry rockslide caught on video

On 14 November 2022 a rockslide occurred at a quarry in Maudarh in Mizoram, India, killing 12 workers. The event was captured on video.

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15 November 2022

The impact of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings breach

The Planet Labs SkySat image shows the impact of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings breach on downstream communities

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10 November 2022

High-resolution SkySat imagery of the Williamson Mine tailings dam breach

Planet Labs has now captured and released high resolution imagery of the Williamson Mine tailings dam breach in Tanzania

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9 November 2022

Planet Labs image of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings dam failure

Planet Labs has captured a PlanetScope image of the Williamson Diamond Mine tailings dam failure that shows both the breach and the plume.

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8 November 2022

Another tailings dam failure: the Williamson Mine in Tanzania

Another major tailings dam failure has occurred in Africa, this time at the Williamson Mine in Tanzania. The plume of pollution is >6 km long.

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3 October 2022

Shuiliandong: an example of a landslide triggered by underground coal mining

Shuiliandong: a paper in the journal Landslides (Ma et al, 2022) highlights an example of a landslide triggered by underground coal mining

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26 September 2022

High resolution satellite imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam failure

Satellite image company Planet Labs has released high resolution imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam failure

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15 September 2022

Provisional InSAR data for the Jagersfontein Tailings Storage Facility failure

CGG Minerals and Mining has posted provisional but fascinating InSAR data for the site of the Jagersfontein Tailings Storage Facility failure

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13 September 2022

Analysing the aerial and satellite imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster

Aerial and satellite imagery of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster highlights a complex failure event and high mobility of the slimes.

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