February 2021 Vol. 2

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

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


NEWSMAKERS:  :  * ANCOLD * Andrew Witte * BHP * Brazil * Catfish Robotic Dredgers * CGG * ExcelPlas * Geofabrics * GHD * KCB * Klohn * Mincore * Samarco * SRK Consulting * Tierra Group * TNA * TSF * Vale * Wood Group

INDUSTRY NEWS

Tailings Dam Burst Victims Seek Revision of Vale’s Settlement Deal (Breaking News)
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/tailings-dam-burst-victims-seek-revision-of-vale-s-settlement-deal-8211-mining-com-62614715

Video Webinar by Andrew Witte (Klohn) on Tailings Management for Engineers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSCkN3uXtJk

Seismic Stability of Coal Tailings Dams with Spatially Variable and Liquefiable Coal Tailings Using Pore Pressure Plasticity Models
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0266352X21000203

Introduction to Special Issue on Tailings Storage: Challenges and Technologies
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10230-021-00757-3

Methodology For Automated Monitoring Of Induced Vibrations In Tailings Dams Built Upstream
https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-162752/latest.pdf

Mincore Delivers Fully Integrated Solution for Tailings Management
https://mincore.com.au/mine-waste-management-2/

Tailings Recovery, Tailings Reprocessing and Tailings Recycling Made Easy with Robotic Dredgers Made in Melbourne
https://www.dredgingservices.com.au/brochures/Catfish Tailings Dredger Rio Tinto.pdf

SRK Announces Three New Principal Engineering Consultants for Tailings Work (Breaking News)
https://www.srk.com/en/press-releases/Three-New-Principal-Engineering-Consultants-Join-SRK-US

Gypsum Amendment Induced Rapid Pyritization in Fe-Rich Mine Tailings from Fundão Tailings Dam Collapse
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/11/2/201/pdf

Trace Element Contaminants Associated Historic Gold Tailings in Sediments of Tailings Dams Across South Africa
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-021-08854-0

Geofabrics Launch Dedicated Mining and Tailings Site
https://www.geofabricsmining.com.au/

Ecophysiological Responses of Evergreen Rainforest Trees Grown in Mining Tailings Under Lower Water Availability
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11270-021-05037-y

Video on BHP Tailings Challenge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gb6mRwEwVo

PODCASTS

Podcast with Nick Kent from KCB Brisbane (episode 55) he is a Young Engineer Discussing his work on Filtered Tailings  
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/behind-the-scenes-with-bryan/id1474989032

Interview of Pete Kowalewski from Tierra Group International on Tailings Management
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3b1070cQRhTWl8s3361wMg

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

ANCOLD Tailings Dam Operators Forum 13-14TH May 2021 Still Has Speaker Positions Available
https://ancolddamoperatorsforum.com.au/

‘NWPCAD011 Inspect and Report on Embankment Dam Safety’ 
https://ancolddamoperatorsforum.com.au/training/

JOBS

GHD Seeking Civil Engineer – Dams & Tailings
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51525240?type=standout

Wood Seeking Principal Geotechnical Engineer for Tailings Dam
https://www.careermine.com/job/1963466/principal-geotechnical-engineer/

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February 2021 Vol. 1

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

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


NEWSMAKERS:  :  * Amira * Anglo America * BHP * Brazil * Catfish Robotic Dredgers * CGG * ExcelPlas * Glencore * Jord International * Pioneer * Samarco * Sentinel * SRK Consulting * Tailings Recovery * TNA * TSF * Vale

BREAKING NEWS

Vale to Pay $7bln in Damages for Tailings Dam Rupture
https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/2062635/brazils-vale-to-pay-7-bn-in-damages-for-deadly-2019-dam-collapse
https://www.ft.com/content/47c98ef0-05e6-4f2c-aa80-db6a7d918f09

BHP and Vale’s Samarco Hit with Nearly $ 1 Billion Suit
https://www.mining.com/bhp-and-vales-samarco-hit-with-almost-1-billion-suit/

Dam Claimants to Take BHP Class Action
https://7news.com.au/news/crime/dam-claimants-to-take-bhp-class-action-c-2083884

UPDATE 1-Samarco dam claimants to take BHP class action to English Court of Appeal
https://www.reuters.com/article/bhp-samarco-idUSL1N2K82CC

INDUSTRY NEWS

Tailings Filtration Using New Filtration Technology—a Case Study
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42461-021-00378-y

Tailings Dewatering Expertise Delivered to Your Team – Request a bespoke Geotube® Dewatering for Mining Webinar
https://www.tencategeo.asia/en-as/resources/online-geotube-dewatering-mining-webinar-form

Tailings Remining – Tailings Recovery with Robotic Dredgers
Dredging in mining applications. Our dredges are high technology cutting & recovery machines with a well-earned reputation. Mining Tailings Dredging.
https://www.dredgingservices.com.au/brochures/Catfish%20Tailings%20Dredger%20Rio%20Tinto.pdf

CGG Joins Mine Tailings Research Project
https://www.cgg.com/en/Media-and-Events/Media-Releases/2021/1/CGG-Joins-Mine-Tailings-Monitoring-Research-Project-Led-by-Amira

BHP Tailings Challenge: Global Call Received More than 150 Proposals to Sustainably Repurpose Copper Tailings
https://expandemineria.cl/en/noticia/bhp-tailings-challenge-global-call-received-more-than-150-proposals-to-sustainably-repurpose-copper-tailings/

SRK Consulting Discusses Challenges and Opportunities with Lined Tailings Dams
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/vIPY2XhEFb7cQQT#pdfviewer

New Mine Effluent Regulations to Come Into Force Mid-2021
https://magazine.cim.org/en/news/2021/new-mine-effluent-regulations-to-come-into-force-en/

Brazil Mining Agency to Hire More Inspectors, Allowing Annual Checks on All Tailings Dams
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/brazil-mining-agency-to-hire-more-inspectors-allowing-annual-checks-on-all-tailings-dams/

Pioneer Solution Can Eliminate Use of Permanent Bauxite Tailing Dams
https://www.hydro.com/en/media/news/2021/pioneer-solution-can-eliminate-use-of-permanent-bauxite-tailing-dams/

Monitoring of Tailings Dams and Facilities – Technology Trends & InSAR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjbnAWFho3Y

Video on BHP Tailings Challenge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gb6mRwEwVo

Interview of Pete Kowalewski from Tierra Group International on Tailings Management
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3b1070cQRhTWl8s3361wMg

NEW RESEARCH

Characterization of Tailings Dams by Electrical Geophysical Methods (ERT, IP): Federico Mine (La Carolina, Southeastern Spain)
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/11/2/145/pdf

Using Ants as Indictors of Downstream Tailings Contamination
Assessment of Legacy Mine Metal Contamination Using Ants as Indicators of Contamination
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0269749121001159

Geoenvironmental Study of Gold Mining Tailings in a Circular Economy Context
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10230-021-00754-6

Understanding the Potential Consequences of a Tailings Dam Failure
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42461-021-00392-0

Chemical Clogging of Synthetic Filters in Tailings Ponds Caused by Ferrous Iron Ion
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jenge.20.00063

Failure Analysis of the Aznalcóllar Tailings Dam in SW Spain
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10230-021-00751-9

Thallium Associated with Manganese Ore Tailings in a Deactivated Mine in the Western Region of Bahia, Brazil
http://static.sites.sbq.org.br/jbcs.sbq.org.br/pdf/2020-0424AR.pdf

TAILINGS RECOVERY

Tailings Remining – Tailings Recovery with Robotic Dredgers
Dredging in mining applications. Our dredges are high technology cutting & recovery machines with a well-earned reputation. Mining Tailings Dredging.
https://www.dredgingservices.com.au/brochures/Catfish%20Tailings%20Dredger%20Rio%20Tinto.pdf

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January 2021 Vol. 3

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * Anglo America * Antilles * BHP * ExcelPlas * Glencore * MMG * New Century * Paterson Cooke * Samarco * Sentinel * TNA * TSF * TUV SUD * Vale

INDUSTRY NEWS

TÜV SÜD Faces Group Claim in Germany Over 2019 Brazil Dam Collapse
https://www.reuters.com/article/germany-tuvsud-dam-lawsuit/tv-sd-faces-group-claim-in-germany-over-2019-brazil-dam-collapse-idUSL8N2JV5H9

Vale and Brazil State Do Not Reach Agreement Over Brumadinho
https://www.mining.com/vale-and-brazil-state-do-not-reach-agreement-over-brumadinho/

BHP, Glencore, Anglo American Face OECD Investigation Over Environmental Damage and Human Rights Abuses at Colombian Coal Mine
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-19/cerrejon-coal-mine-colombia-in-environment-rights-abuse-probe/13069168

Geelong Consultancy MEKS Solutions Part of a Consortium in the Top 10 of the BHP Tailings Challenge
https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/geelong-consultancy-meks-solutions-part-of-a-consortium-in-the-top-10-of-the-bhp-tailings-challenge/news-story/f4be80396988193de62de3f39623a34f

Antilles Progresses $20m Tailings Project Dispute Claim
https://thewest.com.au/business/public-companies/antilles-progresses-20m-tailings-project-dispute-claim-c-2008924

Brazilian Dam Collapse Could Have Been Predicted with Right Monitoring Technology
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-01/uon-bdc012021.php

Brazilian Dam Collapse Could Have Been Predicted with Latest Satellite Radar Imaging Technique, Study Finds
https://www.miragenews.com/brazilian-dam-collapse-could-have-been-predicted-with-latest-satellite-radar-imaging-technique-study-finds/

New Century Cuts Century Rehabilitation Bills
https://www.australianmining.com.au/news/new-century-cuts-century-rehabilitation-bills/

TAILINGS DEWATERING

Video of Webinar on Tailings Dewatering
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX7WUR4qfqM&list=PLm0X9QD38tJQGIG07KvHZY-ZIUjc_O61b

TAILINGS RISK

Responsible Mining Foundation Concerned about Thousands of Abandoned, At-Risk Tailings Facilities Worldwide
https://www.mining.com/responsible-mining-foundation-worried-about-thousands-of-abandoned-at-risk-tailings-facilities-worldwide/

Is the Momentum of Mitigating Tailings Risk Being Maintained?
https://www.miningreview.com/environment/is-the-momentum-of-mitigating-tailings-risk-being-maintained/

CGG Joins Mine Tailings Monitoring Research Project
https://www.globalminingreview.com/environment-sustainability/21012021/cgg-joins-mine-tailings-monitoring-research-project/

Cleaning up Tailings Standards: Why this Time Really is Different
https://www.canadianminingjournal.com/features/cleaning-up-tailings-standards-why-this-time-really-is-different/

France’s CGG Joins Mine Tailings Monitoring Research Project Led by Amira
https://im-mining.com/2021/01/21/frances-cgg-joins-mine-tailings-monitoring-research-project-led-amira/

JOBS

MMG Seeking Superintendent – Tailings & Water Projects for Tasmania
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51341839?type=standout

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January 2021 Vol. 2

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * BHP * Catfish Mini-Dredgers * ExcelPlas * FLSmidth * Geotube® * GHD * Glencore * Golder * Itronics  * Newmont * Ranger * Reynolds * RST * Samarco * Sentinel * Stantec * Suncor * TenCate * TNA * TSF * VALE 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Glencore Expands Tailings Monitoring with Tre-Altamira Satellite Deal
https://www.mining-journal.com/sustainability/news/1401432/glencore-expands-tailings-monitoring-with-tre-altamira-deal

Sentinel-1 Data for Monitoring a Pre-failure Event of Tailings Dam
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-64908-1_13

Asia’s Longest Dewatering Geotube® Cleans Out Coal Mining Settling Ponds
https://www.tencategeo.asia/en-as/resources/case-studies/bRHd/Asias-Longest-Dewatering-Geotube

Remote Controlled Dredging Of Tailings Dams Made Easy with Robotic Dredgers
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/3TGz3qhKKrmU1Vt#pdfviewer

RST Advances Technology for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Tailings Dams
https://www.mining.com/web/rst-advances-technology-for-treatment-and-rehabilitation-of-tailings-dams/

Ranger Uranium Mine: Fears Over Toxic Tailings Buried in the Pits During Rehabilitation
https://www.katherinetimes.com.au/story/7084866/ranger-mine-fears-over-toxic-tailings-buried-in-the-pits/

FLSmidth to Deliver Dry-Stack tailings Solution at Zinc Mine
https://im-mining.com/2020/12/22/flsmidth-to-deliver-dry-stack-tailings-solution-at-hindustan-zincs-rajpura-dariba-mine/

Worker Missing After Dozer Breaks Through Frozen Suncor Energy Tailings Pond
https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/worker-missing-after-dozer-breaks-through-frozen-tailings-pond-in-northern-alberta-1.1548795

Itronics Develops New Technology to Recover Metals from Leach Tailings
https://www.mining-technology.com/news/itronics-technology-leach-tailings/

Learn about Glencore’s Coal Mine Rehabilitation With These 11 Case Studies
https://www.decipher.com.au/blog/mining-resources/learn-about-glencores-coal-mine-rehabilitation-with-these-11-case-studies

As Newmont’s Senior Director, Global Tailings Management, we congratulate Morrison on being named one of this year’s 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining
https://www.facebook.com/NewmontCorporation/videos/kimberly-morrison-senior-director-global-tailings-management/3520470928040328/

Tailings Extraction Application for Graphene
https://stockhead.com.au/company/sparc-technologies-spn

Reynolds Soil Technologies Targets Tailings
https://www.miningmagazine.com/geomechanics-ground-control/news/1402409/reynolds-soil-technologies-targets-tailings

Vale & BHP Samarco Operations to Restart
https://www.amsj.com.au/vale-bhp-samarco-operations-to-restart/

Tailings Center Names Michael Henderson as its First Director
https://www.minesnewsroom.com/news/tailings-center-names-michael-henderson-its-first-director

NEW RESEARCH

The Use of Accurate Pore Pressure Monitoring for Risk Reduction in Tailings Dams
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10230-020-00736-0

Identification of Flow Zones Inside and at the Base of a Uranium Mine Tailings Dam Using Geophysics
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10230-020-00746-y

Sustainable Development of Abandoned Mine Tailings Dams: A Case Study of the Photovoltaic Potential Assessment at the Tailings Dam of Abandoned Mine
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/12/1320

NEW JOBS

GHD Seeking Tailings Geotechnical Engineers
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2184371147

Golder Seeking Tailings Engineer for Perth Role
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2381507067

Golder Seeking Principal Tailings Engineer for NSW Role
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2370619424

Seeking Dams and Tailings Engineer for NSW
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2377036970

Stantec Seeking Geotechnical Engineers
https://stantec.jobs/jobs/?location=chile
https://stantec.jobs/denver-co/principal-senior-geotechnical-engineer/8AFF113A82534471AA74493E7DAE923C/job/

MARKET REPORTS

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January 2021 Vol. 1

TNA- Tailings News Alerts

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


NEWSMAKERS:  * Brazil * Concrete Fabric™ * Cyient * Coffey * ExcelPlas * FLSmidth * Golder Associates * MLG Oz  * PERU * Samarco * SCG * TNA * TSF 

INDUSTRY NEWS

Cyient Signs MoU with Decipher to Support the Global Rollout of Key Cloud Monitoring Program for Tailings Storage Facilities
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/cyient-signs-mou-with-saas-provider-decipher-to-support-the-global-rollout-of-key-cloud-mining-platform-867307152.html

New Concrete Fabric™ GCCM for Mine Slope Stability and Tailings Containment with Competitive Price Point from USD$16/m2 Landed
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/IHZeYwMUXnckEve#pdfviewer​

Brazil’s Samarco Taking Cautious Approach to Restart
https://www.bnamericas.com/en/news/brazils-samarco-taking-cautious-approach-to-restartoperations-under-rigid-security-scheme

Advanced Analysis of Satellite Data Reveals Ground Deformation Precursors to the Brumadinho Tailings Dam Collapse
https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-00079-2

Spatial and Temporal Analysis of the Collapse of the Tailings Dam in Brumadinho, Brazil [PDF]
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Camila-Anjos/publication/347472209-Spatial-and-temporal-analysis-of-the-collapse-of-the-tailings-dam-in-Brumadinho-Brazil/

Peru’s Chungar to Make Tailings Investment of Close to US$48Mn at Animón Mine
https://www.bnamericas.com/en/news/perus-chungar-to-make-tailings-investment-of-close-to-us48mn-at-animon-mine

FLSmidth to Deliver Tailings Solution to Rajasthan Mine
https://www.globalminingreview.com/environment-sustainability/22122020/flsmidth-to-deliver-tailings-solution-to-rajasthan-mine/

Embracing the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (Golder)
https://www.golder.com/insights/embracing-the-global-industry-standard-on-tailings-management-gistm/

Podcast from the November Tailings & Mine Waste Conference in the US
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-50-self-heating-potential-sulphidic-paste-backfill/id1474989032?i=1000502836545

TAILINGS REUSE

Utilization Potential of Mine Tailings in Geopolymers
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0957582020319558

Research on Strength Improvement of Clay With Mine Tailings
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1706/1/012134/pdf

Mineralogical and Geochemical Characterization of Gold Mining Tailings and Their Potential to Generate Acid Mine Drainage (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/11/1/39/pdf

NEW RESEARCH

Identification of Flow Zones Inside and at the Base of a Uranium Mine Tailings Dam Using Geophysics
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10230-020-00746-y

Circular Economy in Tailings Management
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10230-020-00740-4

GEOSYNTHETICS

Use of Non-Woven Geotextiles in Tailings Dams [PDF]
https://www.irjet.net/archives/V7/i12/IRJET-V7I12326.pdf

JOBS

MLG Oz Pty Ltd Seeking Project Manager – Tailings Dam/ Rehabilitation Projects
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51208677?type=standout

MLG Oz Pty Ltd employ more than 700 employees and contractors across 20 sites and to Focus on Tailings Dam Rehabilitation
https://www.seek.com.au/job/51208677?type=standout

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