mine tailings dam failures

Tailings management and reduction is a critical issue for the mining industry.

ICMM publishes Tailings Reduction Roadmap

ICMM has published a Tailings Reduction Roadmap which includes innovative approaches and solutions

22 September 2022

Fallout begins from Jagersfontein dam breach.

Jagersfontein propels dam action in South Africa

The collapse of the tailings dam in Jagersfontein has propelled safety officers to inspect dams.

15 September 2022

  Rescue workers returning from a search operation following the Brumadinho disaster

Raising the Standard in tailings management

The onus is now on ensuring broader adoption and adherence

19 April 2021


Samarco to restart in the coming weeks: BHP

It has been five years since Fundao tailings dam disaster in Brazil.

15 December 2020

The Brumadinho dam collapse in 2019 in Brazil killed nearly 300

Ecuador introduces stricter dam regulations

Rules for design, construction aim at preventing disasters.

24 July 2020

The country plans to tighten rules regulating the construction and operation of tailings dams

Ecuador reports small tailings dam breach

The government has pledged to prohibit mining activities at the plant.

06 July 2020

Nancy Case, VP environment, health and safety at the Mosaic Company, at SME 2020

Miners reviewing challenging tailings 'mosaic'

Mosaic Company has tightened up its tailings management following the Brumadinho disaster

26 February 2020

The Mount Polley tailings dam failure took place on August 4, 2014

Lessons learned after Mount Polley

A look at how recovery has progressed, five years after Canadian dam breach

25 February 2020

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the mining sector, brought to you by the Mining Magazine Intelligence team.


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