April 2021 Vol. 1

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

Up-to-date News and Information on Tailings Dams and Engineered TSFs


NEWSMAKERS: * ACT Williams * Agnico Eagle Mines * AGRU * ANCOLD * Artemis Project * BHP Billiton * Black Insitu Testing * ExcelPlas * Global Synthetics * K2fly * Mining Association of Canada * Newcrest * Patterson & Cooke * Rio Tinto * Samarco * Stantec * TenCate * TNA * TSF 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Mining Association of  Canada Publishes ‘A Guide to the Management of Tailings Facilities’
https://mining.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/MAC-Tailings-Guide-Version-3-2-March-2021.pdf

Risk Assessment for Tailings Management (Report Published)
https://artemisproject.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Risk-Assessment-for-Tailings-Management.pdf

6 Simple Steps to Reinforcing Sludge Pond Closures – A Proven Solution on TenCate Blog Bites #1 Closure Series
https://www.tencategeo.asia/en-as/resources/Blog-bites/2021/4/1/Blog-Bite-1:-Sludge-Pond-Closure-Using-Geotextile-Reinforcement

Finding a Water Balance to Prevent Wet Tailings Dam Failures
https://www.stantec.com/en/ideas/topic/energy-resources/finding-a-water-balance?utm_source

Stability of Brazil’s Tailings Dams Showing Signs of Improvement
https://www.bnamericas.com/en/news/stability-of-brazils-tailings-dams-showing-signs-of-improvement

Florida Faces Imminent Collapse of Giant Phosphate Tailings Pond
https://www.mining.com/florida-faces-imminent-collapse-of-giant-phosphate-mine-pond/

Enhancing Mining Applications With Geosynthetics from AGRU
https://agruamerica.com/resource/enhancing-mining-applications-with-geosynthetics/

Patterson & Cooke Publish Paper on Tailings Transport System Design
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42461-021-00421-y

New Patent Granted for Novel Closure Methods of Mines and TSFs
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10960444.pdf

K2fly On Track for Record Quarter
https://www.businessnews.com.au/article/K2fly-on-track-for-record-quarter

SMU Professor Applies Lab-tested Methods to Address Toxic Scourge of Gold Mine Tailings
https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/business/local-business/roger-taylor-smu-professor-applies-lab-tested-methods-to-address-toxic-scourge-of-gold-mine-tailings-559354/

Tailings Management with Geosynthetics
https://globalsynthetics.com.au/tailings-management-with-geosynthetics/

LEGAL

Cayman Islands Bank Brings Class Action on Brazilian Mining Operators
Banco Safra S.A.-Cayman Islands Branch (“Banco Safra”) brought this putative securities fraud class action alleging that several offshore companies connected to a Brazilian mining operation had violated.  Banco Safra is a Cayman Islands branch of the Brazilian bank Banco Safra S.A. Between 2013 and 2015, it purchased $135,102,000 in debt securities issued by defendant-appellee Samarco Mineração S.A. (“Samarco”), a Brazilian mining company co-owned by two other defendants-appellees, BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda. and Vale S.A. In 2015, Samarco’s Fundão “tailings” dam, designed to hold back waste materials produced by mining operations, collapsed, resulting in many tragic deaths and injuries as well as significant flooding, property damage, and other environmental impacts. Following this incident, the debt securities that Banco Safra had purchased plummeted in value.
https://scholar.google.ca/scholar_case?case=6188680886003305740&q=tailings&hl=en&scisbd=2&as_sdt=2006

TESTING

Insitu Testing on Tailings Dams
Our larger clients include Rio Tinto, BHP, Queensland Alumia Limitied, South 32, Newmarket Gold and Iluka Resources
http://www.blackinsitutesting.com.au/tailings-dam-projects

CONSULTING

Site Conceptual Modelling for Tailings Storage Facility Seepage Assessment
http://www.atcwilliams.com/the-groundwork/site-conceptual-modelling-for-tailings-storage-facility-seepage-assessment/

NEW RESEARCH

Determination of Soil Contamination Sources from Tailings Dams Using Zn/Cd Ratios with Mobile Cd
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33772675/

Critical Minerals from Post-Processing Tailing. A Case Study from Bangka Island, Indonesia
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/11/4/352/pdf

REUSE OF TAILINGS

Use of Iron Mine Tailing as Fillers to Polyethylene
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-86456-z

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

ANCOLD Tailings Dam Operators Forum is coming up in May 2021
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/aSq5xpCtJ4lW1gJ

JOBS

BHP Seeking Tailings Dam Engineer
https://careers.bhp.com/job/Dam-Engineer-Bowen-Basin-Flex-travel-arrangements-Flex-Roster/717613000/?_lrsc=9d804e51-bfc3-49d1-b914-0b4a2e2b40ae

Seeking Mobile Plant Operators – Tailings Dam Construction Team
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51885925?type=standout

Rio Tinto  Seeking Supervisor Tailings and Water  Weipa, Queensland, Australia
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/supervisor-tailings-and-water-at-rio-tinto-2461501687?refId=7fa73a1d-a8ee-4941-878e-87edff9e9660&trackingId=sihxXBokN5zr8R3EPtd9nQ==&position=11&pageNum=0&trk=public_jobs_job-result-card_result-card_full-click

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