January 2022 Vol. 3

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * BHP * Brazil * Brumadinho * CGG * ExcelPlas  * Fundão Dam * HeTech * ICMM * ISSMGE * Newcrest * Peru Tailings Failure * SIMSG * Stacking * TailingsPulse™ * TC221 * TNA * TSF * Turkey Tailings Dam Failure * VALE

BREAKING NEWS

Vale Expects to Pay $1.65 Billion in Brumadinho Reparations in 2022
https://www.mining.com/web/vale-expects-to-pay-1-65-billion-in-brumadinho-reparations-in-2022/

Brazil Prosecutors Appeal to Supreme Court in Collapsed Dam Case
https://www.miningweekly.com/article/brazil-prosecutors-appeal-to-supreme-court-in-collapsed-dam-case-2022-01-17

Vale Ordered by Prosecutors to Fix 18 Mining Dams After Heavy Rains
https://seekingalpha.com/news/3789478-vale-ordered-by-prosecutors-to-fix-18-mining-dams-after-heavy-rains

Brazil Ministry Notifies Vale to Present Iron Ore Dam Safety Plans Within 10 Days
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/brazil-ministry-notifies-vale-to-present-iron-ore-dam-safety-plans-within-10-days/

Brazil Deluge Exposes Vale’s Lingering Tailings Risk Even as Mines Restart
https://www.mining.com/web/brazil-deluge-exposes-vales-lingering-waste-risk-even-as-mines-restart/

Vale’s Lingering Waste Risk Exposed by Brazil Deluge
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/7vj9o4p9F956WFZ#pdfviewer

Brazil Prosecutors Order Vale to Shore up 18 Mining Dams after Heavy Rains
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/brazil-prosecutors-order-vale-shore-up-18-mining-dams-after-heavy-rains-2022-01-19/

Another Tailings Dam Failure in Turkey – The Third Failure in Two Months
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbsLj2aKw6k&ab_channel=P%C4%B0RHABERAJANSI

INDUSTRY NEWS

Vale Publish Research on Behaviour of Compacted Filtered Iron Ore Tailings–Portland Cement Blends: New Brazilian Trend for Tailings Disposal by Stacking [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/2/836/pdf

Miners in Brazil to Invest Over US$3Billion to Improve Tailings Dam Safety
https://www.bnamericas.com/en/news/miners-in-minas-gerais-invest-over-us3bn-to-improve-tailings-dam-safety

How Brazilian Miners Could Benefit from Stricter Tailings Dam Controls
https://www.bnamericas.com/en/news/how-brazilian-miners-could-benefit-from-stricter-tailings-dam-controls

BHP Completes Expansion of Chile Tailings Dam
https://www.miningmagazine.com/design-build/news/1424285/bhp-completes-expansion-of-chile-tailings-dam

Video Webinar on Geotechnical Issues Associated with The Stability of Tailings Dams (On Demand)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lgDX9oQo_c

Data Integration of Critical Elements from Tailings & Mine Waste in Mexico, Chile and Australia [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/12/2/122/pdf

Modelling of Dam Breach Flows; Past and Future Mine Tailings Dam Cases
https://repository.tudelft.nl/islandora/object/uuid:8f79272c-c5d8-4288-9086-9f9b4b7b611b?collection=education

Video has Now Emerged Online Showing the Overtopping of the Dam Immediately Downstream of the Pau Branco Landslide in Brazil on 8 January 2022
https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2022/01/13/pau-branco-3/

MONITORING TAILINGS DAMS

HeTech ‘Early Warning System’ to Detect Tailings Dam Failures Based on Incipient Ground Movement
https://www.mining-technology.com/analysis/hetech-sensory-tailings/

CGG launches TailingsPulseTM, a Smart Mine Monitoring Solution for Improving the Management and Safety of Tailings Storage Facilities (TSFs)
https://www.globalminingreview.com/product-news/09112021/cgg-launches-monitoring-solution-for-tailings-storage-facilities/
https://www.cgg.com/newsroom/news/cgg-launches-tailingspulse-monitoring-solution-tailings-storage-facilities

Optimization of Technological Measures Increasing the Safety of Tailings Pond Dams with the Combined Use of Monitoring Results and Advanced Computational Models [PDF]
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID3950344_code4885748.pdf?abstractid=3950344&mirid=1&type=2

MASTER CLASS ON TAILINGS DAMS

Advances in Design and Construction with Geosynthetics for Mine Tailings and Closure Applications by Craig Benson and Timothy Stark (7 June 2022)
https://geoanzconference.com.au/master-class/

LATEST RESEARCH

Mechanical Properties and Microstructure Evolution of Cemented Tailings Backfill Under Seepage Pressure
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmats.2021.818698/pdf

Stabilization/Solidification of Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Sludge
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128240045000037

JOBS

BHP Seeking Practice Lead Tailings | Perth Preferred, Brisbane or Adelaide Considered
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/practice-lead-tailings-perth-preferred-brisbane-or-adelaide-considered-at-bhp-2877155832?

Newcrest Mining Seeking Tailings Dam Engineer for British Columbia Role
https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/view/tailings-dam-eit-at-newcrest-mining-2887218265

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