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1 May 2020
A large (c.60,000 cubic metre) and spectacular garbage landslide occurred at the Dona Juana landfill site in Bogota, Colombia on 28 April 2020.
7 February 2020
On 6 February 2020 at about 4 pm local time a significant garbage dump landslide occurred in the Ermua landfill at Zaldibar in the Basque region of Spain, leaving two people missing.
30 July 2019
13 large waste storage ponds at Baikalsk, on the banks of Lake Baikal, appear to be exceptionally vulnerable to landslides and debris flows.
12 March 2018
On Friday a significant tailings dam failure occurred at the Cadia gold mine in Australia, causing production to be stopped. Fortunately, to date no release of tailings beyond the boundaries of the mine has occurred.
16 April 2017
The Meethotamulla garbage dump in Colombo, Sri Lanka is now known to have killed at least 26 people. Images suggest this was a disaster waiting to happen.
17 March 2017
On Saturday 11th March a landslide at the Koshe garbage dump in Addis Ababa killed at least 115 people, most of them women and children
26 February 2017
On Friday an enormous landslide occurred in mine waste from the Kakanj coal mine in Bosnia, causing the evacuation of over 150 people.
27 November 2015
As rescue and recovery operations at the site of the Hpakant jade mine landslide in Burma cease, a war of words has broken out as to whose fault it was
16 April 2015
In a recent open access paper, Lavigne et al (2005) have investigated a catastrophic landslide at the Leuwigajah dumpsite Indonesia, which killed 143 people