July 2021 Vol. 1

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * Acid Mine Drainage * AECOM * AMD * Aquenox Ltd * Andritz * Eldorado * ExcelPlas * Fluor * Geotube® * Golder Associates * Groundprobe * Minidredgers * Mt. Lyell * Newmont * Polymetal * Riskope * RGR-Velox™ * SLR Consulting  * TenCate * TNA * TSF * Vale

INDUSTRY NEWS

Australian Company Develops Innovative Metals Recovery and Water Treatment Solutions for Tailings Dams and Mines
The graphite electrode process can treat tailings and water affected by acid mine drainage (AMD)
“An efficient treatment of process/tailings water to recover valuable metals and allow reuse”
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/X0umB4yITtwKoNQ#pdfviewer

Vale Starts ‘Decharacterisation’ Remediation of Tailings Dams
https://www.miningmagazine.com/geomechanics-ground-control/news/1413244/vale-starts

Brazil’s Vale Uses Unmanned Vehicles for Tailings Removal
https://www.bnamericas.com/en/news/brazils-vale-uses-unmanned-vehicles-for-tailings-removal

Programmable Unmanned Equipment for Removal Of Tailings (Australian Design and Built)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/6LxtCDVhpLnQEhM#pdfviewer

Australian Company Develops Mt Lyell Acid Mine Drainage Remediation Solution
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/X0umB4yITtwKoNQ#pdfviewer

Geotube® Directs Fly Ash Slurry Flow Over Mine Tailings in a TSF Slated for Closure
https://www.tencategeo.asia/en-as/resources/case-studies/lvTr/Geotube-Directs-Fly-Ash-Slurry-Flow-Over-Mine-Tailings-in-a-Tailings-Storage-Facility-Slated-for-Closure

SLR Consulting Assessment Report on Heap Leach Pad for Uranium Mine (Declassified) [PDF]
https://cdn.slrconsulting.com/uploads/2021-06/20210625-20Husab-20Heap-20Leach-20Scoping-20Report-20with-20Impact-20Assessment-20FINAL.pdf

Enhanced Efficiency in Tailings Treatment with Intelligent Process Control from ANDRITZ
https://www.globalminingreview.com/special-reports/06072021/enhanced-efficiency-in-tailings-treatment-with-intelligent-process-control/

Management of Tailings Storage Facilities (Declassified)
https://www.polymetalinternational.com/upload/iblock/4e5/Polymetal_TSF_report_2021.pdf

Groundprobe Launches Geohazard Monitoring System for Tailings Dam
The RGR-Velox, which stands for reactive geohazard radar, is a reactive monitoring and alarming system for tailings dam breaches, large slope failures
https://www.geplus.co.uk/news/groundprobe-launches-geohazard-monitoring-system-07-07-2021/
https://www.groundprobe.com/product/rgr-velox/

Golder Associates Awarded Contract for Design a Mine Tailings Facility for Quebec Lithium
https://www.groupe-alphard.com/design-of-a-water-management-pond-in-a-mine-tailings-facility-geomembrane-works-and-emergency-pumping-system.html

Vale is starting activities with unmanned equipment for the removal of tailings from B3/B4 dam, at Mar Azul iron ore mine, in Nova Lima, and Sul Superior dam, at Gongo Soco mine, in Barão de Cocais – both in Minas Gerais
The process is  fully executed with unmanned equipment, operated remotely and safely from a control centre outside the tailings structures
https://im-mining.com/2021/07/07/vale-advances-de-characterisation-plan-b3-b4-sul-superior-dams/

Design Considerations for an Iron Tailings Filtration Plant and Their Conveying and Disposal Systems 
https://www.ausimm.com/globalassets/conferences-and-events/iron-ore/abstract-52—design-considerations-for-an-iron-tailings-filtration-plant-and-their-conveying-and-disposal-systems.pdf

Tailings Dam Mitigation Risk Informed Decision Making
https://www.riskope.com/2021/07/07/tailings-dam-mitigation-risk-informed-decision-making/

TAILINGS DAM FAILURE STUDIES

Tailings Dam-Break Assessments with RiverFlow2D MT Mud and Tailings Model
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VFqzyYc2cg

Catastrophic Mass Flows Resulting from Tailings Impoundment Failures
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013795221002738

Application of Information Technology in Safety Monitoring and Early Warning of Tailings Ponds
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1961/1/012018/pdf

Webinar on Modelling a Tailings Dam Break (15th July, 2021)
https://www.theacademybydhi.com/course-sessions/webinar—modelling-tailings-dam-break-41600019-129

NEW RESEARCH ON TAILINGS

Spatial Distribution, Risk Assessment and Source Identification of Pollutants Around Gold Tailings Ponds
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-021-09274-w

Feasibility Evaluation of Replacing River Sand in Mortar Production with Copper Tailings
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/14/7575/pdf

Pore Structure and Compressive Strength of Tailings Concrete under Dry-Wet Cycles of Chloride Attack
https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001625

Carbonation, Cementation, and Stabilization of Mine Tailings
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.1c01570

Potential of Tungsten Tailings as Glass Raw Materials
https://upcommons.upc.edu/bitstream/handle/2117/121365/Alfonso et al_FINAL.pdf

NEW JOBS

AECOM Seeking Senior Geotechnical Engineer for Design, Safety Assessments and Construction of High to Extreme Consequence of Failure Embankment Tailings Dams
https://aecom.jobs/winnipeg-mb/senior-geotechnical-engineer/E8D3980F14F1467B9F71DF175E2E0E94/job/

Perth Role for Geotechnical Engineer – Tailings
https://www.jobsjobsjobs.com.au/engineering-jobs/geotechnical-engineer-tailings/3267645

Newmont Seeking Principal Engineer, Tailings & Dams
https://getwork.com/details/3efde715408c1a143b4ea556daebdc83

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