Global Tailings Review

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The catastrophic failure of a tailings storage facility at Vale’s Corrego do Feijão mine in Brumadinho, Brazil, on 25 January 2019 is a human and environmental tragedy...

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Global Tailings Standard

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The Global Tailings Review, has launched a public consultation on its draft Global Tailings Standard. The consultation is collecting feedback to develop a robust, fit-for-purpose international...

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Mine Tailings Storage

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Mining Tailings Storage: Safety is no accident, was prompted by tailings dams disasters and rising global concerns about the safety, management and impacts of storing and managing large ...

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Mining Resolution

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The growing focus on the social and environmental cost of resource extraction prompted a call for action at the Fourth United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA 4), held recently in Nairobi...

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Mining Industry Governance

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In the first month of 2019, 150 people lost their lives and 180 remained missing following a tragic and preventable mining disaster in Brazil. Because of this and other high-profile accidents ...

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Responsible Resource Extraction

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Mining in developing countries often leads to social and environmental conflicts. Unsustainable practices thrive in conditions of poverty, inequality and ..

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World Mine Tailings Failures

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This database records all failures and significant adverse events in all components involved in the deposition and storage of mineral tailings, including post-extraction downstream-generated..

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Chronology of Major Tailings Dam

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The site documents tailings dam failures from a variety of sources, and where possible lists the nature of incidents and impact..

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