Monthly Archives: August 2015

Tailings Facility Failures 1915-2014: An Integrated/Reconciled Compilation of ICOLD Bulletin 121 and WISE Supplemented by Carefully Vetted Compilations

An updated and more complete compilation is nw housed at its own webste http://www.worldminetailingsfailues.org   Leaving this as “history” in the evolution of a worldwide resource on tailings failures.   A major work product of Bowker Chamber 2015 ( “Risk-Public Liability-Economics of … Continue reading

Posted in Bowker Associates Science & Research In The Public Interest, Center For Science In Public Participation, David M. Chambers, ICOLD BULLETIN 121, Lindsay Newland Bowker, Tailings Facility Failures 1910-2015, Tailings Failures Globally By Seveeirty of Failure, WISE URANIUM DAM FAILURES | Leave a comment

Yellow Giant Mine Failure : Canada’s Flailing Against Declining Grades and Rising Production Costs

  At its heart the Yellow Giant Mine failure which Van Couver Sun journalist Gordon Hoekstra, thankfully and with good research, is keeping front and center is about an improperly vetted deposit and unproven use of  pre-concentration technology.  The asset … Continue reading

Posted in Bowker Associates Science & Research In The Public Interest, Canadian Mining, Gordon Hoekstra, High Total Sulphur, Imerial Metals, Lindsay Newland Bowker, Mine Risk Management, Pre Concentration, Public Liability & Financial Risk, Sudbury 2011, Tailings Risk Management, Yellow Giant Mine, Yellow Giant Mine Failure | Leave a comment