April 2022 Vol. 3

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

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


NEWSMAKERS:   * AECOM * Aitik * Barrick Gold * Boliden * Brazil * Brian Fox * Brumadinho * CGG * Elon Musk * ExcelPlas * FLOW-3D HYDRO * Fundão Dam * GHD * Golder Associates * HATCH * Paterson & Cooke * Rio Tinto * Robotic Mini-Dredgers * Samarco * Tailings Dam Failure * Satellite Radar Mapping of Tailings Dams * TNA * TSF * VALE * WSP

BREAKING NEWS

Rio Tinto Publicizes Details of Tailings Management
https://www.canadianminingjournal.com/news/tailings-rio-tinto-publicizes-details-of-tailings-management/

Boliden to Spend US$530m on Aitik Tailings Dam
https://www.miningmagazine.com/natural-resources/news/1430185/boliden-to-spend-ususd530m-on-aitik-tailings-dam

Barrick Gold says Mining at Pueblo Viejo Would End Without TSF
https://www.canadianminingjournal.com/news/barrick-gold-says-mining-at-pueblo-viejo-would-end-without-tsf/

Brazil’s Vale Starts Work on Eliminating Another Upstream Dam
https://wsau.com/2022/04/20/brazils-vale-starts-work-on-eliminating-another-upstream-dam/

Golder Risk Assessment for Australian Vanadium Mine Finds Geomembrane ‘Not Necessary’
A Conceptual Exposure Model was developed by Golder and, together with a risk assessment, concluded that a geomembrane was not necessary and the risk to aquatic life was low
https://company-announcements.afr.com/asx/avl/d0bb6101-b532-11ec-b19e-26dffc357b1a.pdf

Shock $15 Plan for Old Gympie Gold Mine Site
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/kfnz0eX604Hea7R#pdfviewer

Clean Energy’s Dirty Secret: How Push for Modern Technology has Made Chinese Pond Toxic
https://news.sky.com/story/clean-energys-dirty-secret-pond-filled-with-toxic-material-in-northern-china-is-by-product-of-rare-earth-processing-12592342

INDUSTRY NEWS

MASTERCLASS – ‘Advances in Design and Construction with geosynthetics for Mine Tailings and Closure Applications’ (Tuesday 7th June 2022)
https://geoanzconference.com.au/master-class/

Boliden to Adjust Dam Construction in Aitik
https://www.globalminingreview.com/environment-sustainability/15042022/boliden-to-adjust-dam-construction-in-aitik/

Modelling Tailings Dam Rupture (Video Webinar) by Brian Fox, FLOW-3D HYDRO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vLibD1xzEg

Editorial: Tailing Dams – Slow Responses to Risks Long Known
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/full/10.1680/jgeen.2022.175.2.139

Water Security Threats and Challenges Following the Rupture of Large Tailings Dams
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969722023786

Carbon-Capture Technology for Tailings Wins B.C. Company a Million-Dollar Prize Backed by Elon Musk’s Foundation
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/04/22/carbon-capture-technology-wins-bc-company-a-million-dollar-prize-backed-by-elon-musks-foundation.html

Keeping Up with Demand: Copper Tailing Reprocessing
https://www.azomining.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=1662

The Future of Tailings Management – VIDEO
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo2uTEXD1CM

Swedish Mining Company to Improve Tailings Dam Construction
https://www.geplus.co.uk/news/swedish-mining-company-to-improve-tailings-dam-construction-22-04-2022/

Vale Sand to Aid Sustainability and Mining Tailings Reduction
https://www.globalminingreview.com/mining/13042022/vale-sand-to-aid-sustainability-and-mining-tailings-reduction/

TAILINGS REUSE

Evaluation of Molybdenum Tailings as Replacement for fine Aggregate in Concrete: Mechanical, Corrosion Resistance, and Pore Microstructural Characteristics
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/1f8a0afa-2b3b-4437-ae8c-fdf5d1685ccd-MECA.pdf?abstractid=4087296&mirid=1

Graphite Tailings’ Effects on Mechanical and Physical Properties of Eco-Efficient Steel Fibre-Reinforced Concrete
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-5309/12/5/509/pdf?version=1650453172

Hydrometallurgical Processing of Brazilian Iron Ore Tailings for the Synthesis of Pigments
https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=116582

NEW RESEARCH

A Tailings Dam Long-Term Deformation Prediction Method Based on Empirical Mode Decomposition and LSTM Model Combined with Attention Mechanism
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/14/8/1229/pdf?version=1649687353

Passivation of Heavy Metals in Copper-Nickel Tailings by In-Situ Bio-Mineralization
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4084663

Dewatered and Stacked Mine Tailings: A Review
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsestengg.1c00480

Geochemical and Mineralogical Characteristics of Gold Mine Tailings in Egypt
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11707-021-0968-3

Semi-Parametric Copula-Based Estimation of Risk of Tailings Dams
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/5.0081339?journalCode=apc

NEW JOBS

AECOM Seeking Senior Tailings Engineer for Brisbane Role
https://www.careerone.com.au/jobview/senior-tailings-engineer/4761c9f6-c319-11ec-81cd-02b662f67062?page_referral_element=Search%20result

HATCH Seeking Tailings Engineer for Perth Role
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/geotechnical-engineer-tailings-at-hatch-3037196253

Paterson & Cooke Seeking Tailings and Pipeline Project Engineer (Calgary, Alberta or Vancouver, BC)
https://www.patersoncooke.com/tailings-and-pipeline-project-engineer-calgary-alberta-or-vancouver-bc/

WSP Seeking Senior Civil Designer for Mine Waste Team
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/senior-civil-designer-at-wsp-in-australia-3005651939

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