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13 January 2022
The 8 January 2022 Pau Branco landslide in mine waste – CCTV footage has now emerged showing the overtopping of the dam
12 January 2022
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 …
11 January 2022
On 8 January 2022 a significant landslide occurred at the Pau Branco iron ore mine in Brazil, operated by the French company Vallourec.
22 December 2021
There are reports this morning of yet another fatal jade mine landslide in Myanmar, with indications of up to 100 deaths
30 November 2021
On 26 November 2021 a significant landslide occurred in mine waste near to the town on Ananea in Peru.
12 November 2021
An update on the Ministro Hales mine landslide in Chile
10 November 2021
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.
27 October 2021
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.
6 September 2021
Catoca mine in Angola – using satellite imagery to understand recent events
28 July 2021
Excellent drone footage has emerged of the development of the 31 May 2021 landslide at Bingham Canyon mine in Utah