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13 January 2022

The Pau Branco landslide – video of the overtopping of the dam

The 8 January 2022 Pau Branco landslide in mine waste – CCTV footage has now emerged showing the overtopping of the dam

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12 January 2022

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco

Flow from the mining landslide at Pau Branco The mining landslide at Pau Branco caused a significant release of mine waste, which appears to have flowed into the water retention structure below.  This image, from the Observatório da Mineração, shows the flow path:- . As the image shows, the landslide overtopped the retaining structure, which remained essentially intact (note the superficial erosion on either side of the dam abutments).  The …

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11 January 2022

Pau Branco: another significant mining-related landslide in Brazil

On 8 January 2022 a significant landslide occurred at the Pau Branco iron ore mine in Brazil, operated by the French company Vallourec.

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22 December 2021

Another fatal jade mine landslide in Myanmar

There are reports this morning of yet another fatal jade mine landslide in Myanmar, with indications of up to 100 deaths

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30 November 2021

Ananea: a significant mine waste failure in Peru

On 26 November 2021 a significant landslide occurred in mine waste near to the town on Ananea in Peru.

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12 November 2021

An update on the Ministro Hales mine landslide in Chile

An update on the Ministro Hales mine landslide in Chile

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10 November 2021

A large landslide at the Ministro Hales mine in Chile

A satellite image from Planet Labs shows the aftermath of a c.700 m landslide at the Ministro Hales mine in Chile between 8 and 9 November 2021. Thanks to @Geo_Risk for spotting this one.

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27 October 2021

The cost of mitigating slope safety risk for Welsh coal waste tips

Yesterday the Welsh Government released the results of an analysis of coal waste tips across South Wales. A total of 2,456 tips have been identified, of which 327 have been determined to have the potential to cause risk to safety.

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6 September 2021

Catoca mine in Angola – using satellite imagery to understand recent events

Catoca mine in Angola – using satellite imagery to understand recent events

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28 July 2021

Drone footage of the 31 May 2021 landslide at Bingham Canyon mine in Utah

Excellent drone footage has emerged of the development of the 31 May 2021 landslide at Bingham Canyon mine in Utah

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