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Mining Association of  Canada Publishes ‘A Guide to the Management of Tailings Facilities’

Risk Assessment for Tailings Management (Report Published)

6 Simple Steps to Reinforcing Sludge Pond Closures – A Proven Solution on TenCate Blog Bites #1 Closure Series

Finding a Water Balance to Prevent Wet Tailings Dam Failures

Stability of Brazil’s Tailings Dams Showing Signs of Improvement

Florida Faces Imminent Collapse of Giant Phosphate Tailings Pond

Enhancing Mining Applications With Geosynthetics from AGRU

Patterson & Cooke Publish Paper on Tailings Transport System Design

New Patent Granted for Novel Closure Methods of Mines and TSFs

K2fly On Track for Record Quarter

SMU Professor Applies Lab-tested Methods to Address Toxic Scourge of Gold Mine Tailings

Tailings Management with Geosynthetics


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.


Insitu Testing on Tailings Dams
Our larger clients include Rio Tinto, BHP, Queensland Alumia Limitied, South 32, Newmarket Gold and Iluka Resources


Site Conceptual Modelling for Tailings Storage Facility Seepage Assessment


Determination of Soil Contamination Sources from Tailings Dams Using Zn/Cd Ratios with Mobile Cd

Critical Minerals from Post-Processing Tailing. A Case Study from Bangka Island, Indonesia


Use of Iron Mine Tailing as Fillers to Polyethylene


ANCOLD Tailings Dam Operators Forum is coming up in May 2021


BHP Seeking Tailings Dam Engineer

Seeking Mobile Plant Operators – Tailings Dam Construction Team

Rio Tinto  Seeking Supervisor Tailings and Water  Weipa, Queensland, Australia


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