March 2021 Vol. 2

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

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


NEWSMAKERS: * Alfa Laval * Anglo American * BHP * Coffey * DamSat * Dow * ExcelPlas * Freeport-McMoRan * FLSmidth * Geotube™  * Golder Associates * Minas Gerais * PanAust * Putzmeister * TenCate * TNA * TSF * Vale

INDUSTRY NEWS

Vale Begins Main Phase for Recovery of River Affected by Tailings Dam Breach to Dredging into Geotextile Bags
https://bisouv.com/uncategorized/2867500/vale-begins-main-phase-for-recovery-of-paraopeba-river/

Maximize Savings, Maximize output! How Tailings Engineers Drive Significant Cost Benefits with Geotube® :  TenCate Blog Bite #3
https://www.tencategeo.asia/en-as/resources/Blog-bites/2021/3/4/Blog-Bite-3:-Geotube%c2%ae-Systems-Come-of-Age-for-Mining-and-Mineral-Process-Waste-Dewatering

Explaining the Failure of Vale to Prevent the Two Largest Mining Disasters in Brazil
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301420721000398

Tailings Management by Putzmeister: Risks and Rewards GISTM
https://portal.putzmeister.com/web/oceania/news-article-detail/-/asset_publisher/tailings-management-risks-and-rewards-gistm-?redirect=%2Fweb%2Foceania

Golder Chosen to Lead Victor Diamond Mine Closure
https://www.miningmagazine.com/life-cycle-end-of-life-management/news/1405971/golder-tapped-to-lead-victor-mine-closure

Dow Scientists Develop PE Geomembrane that Can Extract Gold from Gold Ore
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10927431.pdf

Minas Gerais Sets Out Tailings Dam Decommissioning Rules
https://www.bnamericas.com/en/news/minas-gerais-sets-out-tailings-dam-decommissioning-rules

RISK ASSESSMENT

Upstream Tailings Dams Pose Much Higher Stability Risks, Study Finds
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mining-tailings/upstream-tailings-dams-pose-much-higher-stability-risks-study-finds-idUSKBN2AX0YJ
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2021/03/05/603919.htm

Tailings Facility Disclosures Reveal Stability Risks
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-84897-0

A Method for Assessing the Long-Term Integrity of Tailings Dams
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969721011505

A Risk Assessment Tool for Tailings Storage Facilities
https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cgj-2020-0329

Minimising the Risk of Dams Failures Through the Use of Remote Sensing Data
https://damsat.org/the-project/project-overview/

NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR DRY TAILINGS

FLSmidth New Automatic Filter Press Delivers Dry Tailings and Recycles 95% of Mine Water
https://www.filtsep.com/mining/news/flsmidth-filter-press-recycles-95-of-mine-water/
https://www.globenewswire.com/fr/news-release/2021/03/01/2184114/0/en/New-cost-competitive-large-scale-filter-press-can-recycle-up-to-95-of-water-for-mine-sites.html

No More New Tailings Dams?
https://www.alfalaval.com.au/globalassets/documents/industries/mining-and-pigment/no-more-new-tailings-dams.pdf

NEW PATENTS

New Patent for Monitoring Structural Integrity of Tailings Dams
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10731968.pdf

New Patent for Reducing the Need for Tailings Storage Dams in Mineral Flotation
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10758919.pdf

NEW RESEARCH

Rheological Characterization and Performance of Flocculants in Iron Ore Tailings Management
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785321001711

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

Alfa Laval Upcoming Conference Presentation on ‘ Water & Tailings –  Recover, Recycle and Reuse: Extracting Value from Tailings’
https://www.alfalaval.com.au/industries/mining-minerals-and-pigment/base-minerals-and-mining/alfa-laval-at-austmine-2021-conference-exhibition/

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Conference Program Released for AUSTMINE 2021 Perth 25-27 May, 2021
https://etf.eventsair.com/austmine-2021/

NEW JOBS

Coffey Seeking Project Engineers in Tailings Dams
https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1614801506191

Hunter Seeking Geotechnical Engineers / Tailings Engineers
https://www.hunterexecutive.com.au/engineering-jobs/geotechnical-engineers-tailings-engineers/3186554

Golder Seeking Tailings Engineer
https://www.careerjet.ca/jobad/ca724b3208d3cbaeaf116be11c06af4d7e

Freeport-McMoRan Seeking Senior Tailings Engineer
https://jobs.fcx.com/job/Phoenix-Chief-Engineer-Tailings,-Crushed-Leach-&-Water-AZ-85004-2121/720192900/

Anglo American Seeking Technology Specialist for Heap Leaching of Copper in Chile
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2433029372

PanAust Seeking Engineer for Design, installation and Maintenance of all Geotechnical Slope Monitoring of Tailings Dams
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2429285059

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