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4 May 2022

The Claxton Bay landslide in Trinidad

The residents of a community in the Claxton Bay area of Trinidad in the Caribbean are having their lives destroyed by a landslide

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6 April 2022

A tailings dam failure in Wenquan Township Jiaokou County, Shanxi Province, China

On 27 March 2022 a tailings dam failed at Wenquan Township, Shanxi Province, China. Satellite images from Planet reveal the scale of the event

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28 March 2022

Ibri: a large quarry landslide in Al-Dhahirah, Oman

Ibri: on 27 March 2022 a large landslide in a marble quarry in Al-Dhahirah, Oman killed six workers and injured a further five people.

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16 March 2022

Retamas: a fatal landslide caught on video in Peru

On 15 March 2022 a large landslide occurred at Retamas in La Libertad in Peru. The landslide, which has left 6 missing, was captured on video.

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24 January 2022

Thelkoloi: another tailings failure, this time in India

Thelkoloi: another tailings failure, this time in India On Thursday 20 January 2022 another tailings failure occurred, this time at Thelkoloi in Odisha, India.  The failure has been reported in some of the media in India, but not more widely.  For example, the Hindustan Times reports that the failure was in a slurry pond from the JSW Bhushan Power and Steel Limited works in Sambalpur district.  It suggests that a …

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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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