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20 September 2019

The 1985 Stava tailings dam disaster

The failure of the Stava tailings dam in Trento, Italy in 1985 generated a mudflow that killed 268 people downstream of the facility.

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28 July 2019

The Cobriza Mine tailings failure: a high resolution image from Planet Labs

Planet Labs have kindly collected a high resolution SkySat image of the Cobriza Mine tailings failure in Peru, which happened on 10th July 2019.

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16 July 2019

Cobriza, Peru: another significant tailings dam failure

On 10th July 2019 another significant tailings dam failure occurred, this time at the Cobriza mine in Peru, releasing cyanide pollution into the Rio Mantaro

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31 October 2017

Planet Labs imagery of the Mishor Rotem tailings dam failure

There is good imagery available via Planet Labs showing the 100,000 cubic metre Mishor Rotem tailings dam failure in Israel in June 2017

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10 November 2015

The history of the Fundao Dam near Bento Rodriguez

It is likely that the Bento Rodriguez disaster was triggered by the collapse of the Fundao Dam. Google Earth reveals the history of the structure.

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