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7 April 2021
The complex politics of managing coal waste tip stability in South Wales
15 March 2021
Knappensee: a large landslide at an old open cast mining site in eastern Germany on 11 March 2020, which was captured on video, generated a 1.5 m high tsunami that damaged property on the far side of the lake
12 March 2021
In a new open access paper published in Scientific Reports, Franks et al. (2021) show that 10% of tailings facilities have a history of instability. This rises to 18.3% for active upstream facilities.
11 March 2021
The Tavernola landslide: in Italy there is concern that failure of a large rock slope could generate a substantial tsunami in Lago d’Iseo
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.
24 December 2020
There are two amazing videos of the deadly landslide at the Carmen Copper Mine in the Philippines, which killed 10 people on Monday
15 December 2020
The large landslide at Gamsberg mine: a high resolution Planet Labs SkySat satellite image of the aftermath of the failure
2 December 2020
On 17 November 2020 a major landslide occurred on a high wall at the Gamsberg mine in South Africa, killing two workers.
2 July 2020
Another dreadful landslide has occurred in the Hpakant jade mining area of Kachin state in Myanmar. The landslide, at Sate Mu, killed at least 113 people.
5 April 2020
In 1935 a large colliery landslide came very close to causing major damage to Cwmaman in South Wales. An archive Pathe News report provides detail.