Vale needs to guarantee funds to fix Brumadinho damage

Vale needs to guarantee funds to fix Brumadinho damage

Brazilian prosecutors are seeking a BRL50 billion guarantee from Vale

Natural resources

18 MARCH 2019
Activists storm PDAC during sustainability talk

Activists storm PDAC during sustainability talk

Sustainability leaders weigh in on building the perfect mine 'we all want to see'

Sustainability

05 MARCH 2019
Schvartsman steps down as Vale CEO

Schvartsman steps down as Vale CEO

Vale CEO Fabio Schvartsman has stepped down in the wake of the deadly Brumadinho tailings disaster

Vale suspends operations at Fábrica and Vargem Grande

Vale suspends operations at Fábrica and Vargem Grande

Brazil's National Mining Agency has ordered the immediate suspension of activities at the complexes

Geomechanics / Ground ...

22 FEBRUARY 2019
Rio Tinto discloses tailings dam details

Rio Tinto discloses tailings dam details

Rio Tinto has released information on its tailings facilities

Operational Excellence

21 FEBRUARY 2019
Tailings dams: we need to start 'failing forwards'

Tailings dams: we need to start 'failing forwards'

What could and should be done to achieve better design, management and closure practices for TSFs

Operational Excellence

20 FEBRUARY 2019
Brazil goes ahead with upstream tailings dam ban

Brazil goes ahead with upstream tailings dam ban

Brazil has banned upstream tailings dams like the Feijão structure that collapsed last month

Geomechanics / Ground ...

19 FEBRUARY 2019
Vale evacuates people near Mar Azul mine

Vale evacuates people near Mar Azul mine

Preventative measure due to uncertainty over upstream tailings dam

Geomechanics / Ground ...

18 FEBRUARY 2019
We need to talk about tailings

We need to talk about tailings

My first thought when reading the news on January 26: "How has this been allowed to happen again?"

Editor's comment

15 FEBRUARY 2019
Brazil mining authority plans to ban upstream tailings dams

Brazil mining authority plans to ban upstream tailings dams

ANM is set to issue an administrative order to either remove upstream tailings dams or convert them

Geomechanics / Ground ...

11 FEBRUARY 2019
Communities evacuated in Minas Gerais as a precaution

Communities evacuated in Minas Gerais as a precaution

Vale and ArcelorMittal are both evacuating communities near upstream tailings dams in Minas Gerais

Geomechanics / Ground ...

08 FEBRUARY 2019
Brazil authority cancels Vale licences

Brazil authority cancels Vale licences

Vale's operations have been further curtailed in the wake of the deadly Córrego de Feijão disaster

Geomechanics / Ground ...

07 FEBRUARY 2019