GEOMECHANICS / GROUND CONTROL

Executives key to tailings best practice

Tailings management was a strong theme at the MineXchange 2020 SME Annual Conference & Expo which took place in Phoenix, Arizona, US, in February, including a tailings-centred keynote session. Ailbhe Goodbody reports

The tailings dam failure at Vale's Córrego do Feijão mine in Brazil in January 2019 spilled mine waste into the surrounding environment, killing more than 250 people

The tailings dam failure at Vale's Córrego do Feijão mine in Brazil in January 2019 spilled mine waste into the surrounding environment, killing more than 250 people

The keynote session, called ‘The Executive's Role in Tailings Management: Preserving our Social License to Operate', featured executives from Consol Energy, Freeport-McMoRan, the Mosaic Company and Newmont...

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