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
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
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
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 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
Mining in developing countries often leads to social and environmental conflicts.
Unsustainable practices thrive in conditions of poverty, inequality and ..
This database records all failures and significant adverse events in all components involved
in the deposition and storage of mineral tailings, including post-extraction
The site documents tailings dam failures from a variety of
sources, and where possible lists the nature of incidents
It is with great pleasure that I present the Global Industry
Standard on Tailings Management, which sets a precedent for
the safe management...
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