February 2019 Vol. 1

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


Brazil’s Vale Declares Force Majeure (BREAKING NEWS)
http://www.nationalminingchronicle.com.au/news/18867-brazil-s-vale-declares-force-majeure-with-dam-collapse-death-toll-set-to-top-300

Audit of Burst Brazil Tailings Dam Raised Concerns over Drainage, Monitoring (BREAKING NEWS)
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2019/02/06/516929.htm

Brazil Set to Ban Upstream Tailings Dams After Collapse Kills Hundreds (BREAKING NEWS)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vale-sa-disaster/brazil-set-to-ban-upstream-tailings-dams-after-collapse-kills-hundreds-idUSKCN1PW1MY

Vale Shares Plunge After WSJ Says Inspectors Gave Warning Before Dam Collapse (BREAKING NEWS)
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/06/report-detailed-issues-at-vale-mine-before-deadly-dam-collapse-wsj.html

Court Orders Vale To Stop Using Tailings Dams As Death Toll Climbs Above 120 (BREAKING NEWS)
https://www.npr.org/2019/02/04/691502156/court-orders-vale-to-stop-using-tailings-dams-as-death-toll-climbs-above-120

‘Overflowing’ Fears at Townsville Nickel Plant Dams Drops as Rain Slows (BREAKING NEWS)
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/overflowing-fears-at-townsville-nickel-plant-dams-drops-as-rain-slows-20190204-p50vno.html

Brazilian Court Shutters Vale Tailings Dams, Denting Output (BREAKING NEWS)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vale-sa-disaster-laranjeiras/brazilian-court-shutters-vale-tailings-dams-denting-output-idUSKCN1PT223

ExcelPlas Labs Offer Free Service for Testing and Characterizing Tailings (Elemental Analysis and Particle Size Distribution) (Special Offer)
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Researcher identified Failure Points in Vale Tailings Dam Using Particle Image Velocimetry [PIV]
https://www.amsj.com.au/researcher-identifies-failure-points-in-vale-tailings-dam/

Dry Tailings Storage – A New Approach in Tailings Risk Management
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dry-tailings-storage-preston-kendall/

Sucking Up Tailings with a Remote Control Dredger
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/0WxoB0XNR5Ft9GO/download

Causes and Environmental Impact of the Gold-tailings Dam Failure
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013795218300462

HGM to Build New Large New Tailings Dam in Guildford, Tasmania
https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5715142/hellyer-gold-mines-plans-big-new-tailings-dam/

BHP, Vale Fnalise Samarco Dam Disaster Compensation
https://www.australianmining.com.au/news/bhp-vale-finalise-samarco-dam-compensation-brazilian-prosecutors/

Effectiveness of Geomembranes in Tailings Storage Facilities (Special Feature)
https://www.klohn.com/blog/effectiveness-of-geomembranes-in-tailings-storage-facilities/

An Open Discussion: Innovations in Tailings Water Management (November 8th , 2018)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-open-discussion-innovations-in-tailings-water-management-tickets-51744290566

Study of Tailings Management Technologies
https://www.klohn.com/blog/study-of-tailings-management-technologies/

Mini-Dredgers Offer Solution for Backfilling of Tailings into Mine Stopes
https://cloud.excelplas.com/index.php/s/5GT13lXNxXJxV57


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