June 2022 Vol. 1

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

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


NEWSMAKERS:   * AECOM * Barrick Gold * BGC Engineering * Brazil * Brumadinho * CGG * Elon Musk * ExcelPlas * Fundão Dam * GHD * Karara Mining * Knight Piesold * MMG * Phytomanagement * Phytostabilization * QMM Mine (Madagascar) * Rio Tinto * Samarco * Tailings Dam Failure * Satellite Radar Mapping of Tailings Dams * TNA * TSF * VALE * WSP

BREAKING NEWS

Tailings Dam Failure at the Rio Tinto QMM Mine in Madagascar Causes Chaos
https://theecologist.org/2022/may/27/mine-dead-fish-villagers-and-their-protests?fbclid-IwAR0FwlKlE3RQtpHShTzRUP6wYBBXLsMxY-xF3p012z7SZN-WbnKTerHQoxc

Second Version of Safety First: Guidelines for Responsible Mine Tailings Management Released Last Week, at a Press Conference in South Africa [PDF]
https://41p14t2a856b1gs8ii2wv4k4-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/assets/uploads/2020/06/Safety-First-Safe-Tailings-Management-V2.0-final.pdf

Tailings Dam Ruptures Still Happen Even with Industry Standards, Say Critics
https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/mining/tailings-dam-ruptures-still-happen-despite-industry-standards-say-critics-5434557

Tailings Dams Must Get Community Consent, Ensure Zero Harm – Report – Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/tailings-dams-must-get-community-consent-ensure-zero-harm-report-2022-06-01/

Mining Industry Standard Failing to Make Waste Dams Safe
New report shows tailings dam failures increasing in frequency and severity
https://miningwatch.ca/news/2022/5/31/mining-industry-standard-failing-make-waste-dams-safe

Development of a Geospatial Database of Tailing Storage Facilities in Australia Using Satellite Images
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0045653522016320

Static Liquefaction: Lessons Learned, Risks Still Taken, Making Ethical Technical Decisions (Webinar 6th June 2022)
https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/06-06-2022/static-liquefaction-lessons-learned-risks-still-taken-making-ethical-technical-decisions

INDUSTRY NEWS

How Engineers Can Help Improve the Safety of Mine Tailing Dams (by Roy Mayfield, BGC Engineering)
https://engineeringmanagementinstitute.org/tgep-51-how-engineers-can-help-improve-the-safety-of-mine-tailing-dams/

Regional Distribution and Causes of Global Mine Tailings Dam Failures
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4701/12/6/905/pdf?version=1653533407

Remote-Control Autonomous Robots to Remove Tailings from Tailings Dams
https://www.dredgingservices.com.au/mine-site-dredging/

New Study Reveals Details Regarding Effects of Mount Polley Mine Disaster
https://www.cfnrfm.ca/2022/05/25/new-study-reveals-details-regarding-effects-of-mount-polley-mine-disaster/

Tapping Mineral Wealth in Mining Waste Could Offset Damage from New Green Economy Mines
https://theconversation.com/tapping-mineral-wealth-in-mining-waste-could-offset-damage-from-new-green-economy-mines-183232

Mine Waste Leaves Toxic Legacies in South Africa – And International Launch of Tailings Report
https://miningwatch.ca/news/2022/5/24/mine-waste-leaves-toxic-legacies-south-africa-and-international-launch-tailings

Top 10 Guidelines for Safe Mining Tailings Management
https://miningdigital.com/top10/top-10-guidelines-for-safe-mining-tailings-management

Stability Analysis of Downstream Dam Expansion Tailings Pond
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361041098-Stability-Analysis-of-Downstream-Dam-Expansion-Tailings-Pond

Geochemical Characteristics of Tailings from Typical Metal Mining Areas in Tibet Autonomous Region
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/12/6/697/pdf

NEW RESEARCH

Field Experiments of Phyto-Stabilization, Biochar-Stabilization, and Their Coupled Stabilization of Soil Heavy Metal Contamination around a Copper Mine Tailing Site [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/12/6/702/pdf?version=1653988777

Empirical Model with Risk Assessment to Simulate and Evaluate the Tailings Dam Failure in Brumadinho [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/11/6681/pdf?version=1653905771

Experimental Study on the Hydraulic Characteristics of Tailings Dams through Large-Scale Particle Velocimetry
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-022-10427-4

The Effect of Strain Rate on the Zinc Tailing Behaviour in Monotonic Triaxial Testing
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19648189.2022.2042739?src=&journalCode=tece20

REUSE OF TAILINGS

Mine Tailings-Based Geopolymers: A Comprehensive Review
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272884222019381

Application of Iron Tailings-Based Composite Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs) in Green Concrete
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/11/3866/pdf?version=1653733311

New Book Chapter – ‘Utilization of Mine Waste’
https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.1201/9781003268499-2/utilization-mine-waste-karra-ram-chandar

New Book Chapter – ‘Iron Ore Mine Waste and Tailings as Aggregates in Concrete’
https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.1201/9781003268499-7/iron-ore-mine-waste-tailings-aggregates-concrete-gayana-karra-ram-chandar

New Book Chapter – ‘Utilization of Iron Ore Tailings in Bricks’
https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.1201/9781003268499-6/utilization-iron-ore-tailings-bricks-shubhananda-rao-karra-ram-chandar

NEW JOBS

Karara Mining Seeking Tailings Dam Operator Maintainer
https://www.seek.com.au/job/57185524?type=standout

AECOM Seeking Senior Tailings Engineer
https://au.linkedin.com/jobs/view/senior-tailings-engineer-at-aecom-3106792380

GHD Seeking Tailings Dam Engineers
https://www.blayneychronicle.com.au/jobs/jobview/eoi-dams-and-tailings-engineers/e0f1b606-e1cd-11ec-81cd-02b662f67062?page-referral-element=You-20may-20also-20be-20interested-20in-20these-20jobs

Rio Tinto Seeking Responsible Dam Engineer, Gove (Principal-Level)
https://www.careermine.com/job/2073789/responsible-dam-engineer-gove-principal-level-/


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