Category Archives: Mining Risk Management

BRUMADINHO:WHO KNEW WHAT WHEN?WAS ITS FRAIL CONDITION RECOGNIZED BY VALE OR BY GOVERNMENT?

All in the 4th estate have done an absolutely fantastic job unpacking the bits and pieces that are now in the public domain and trying to say the right things about them.  Our work here at World Mine Tailings Failures is dedicated … Continue reading

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Maine’s Statute & It’s Draft Implementing Rules Score Poorly on Catastrophic Failure Risk Assessment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 14, 2016  1333 EST   Contact lindsaynewlandbowker@gmail.com 207 367 5145   RISK OF FAILURE ASSESSMENT OF MAINE MINING STATUTE AND DRAFT IMPLEMENTING RULES Lindsay Newland Bowker, CPCU ARM, Environmental Risk Manager Risk of Catastrophic Failure analysis of … Continue reading

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Mining Financial Risks Post-“Super Cycle” Point to Escalated & Unexamined Already Accrued Public Liabilities & Environmental Security Losses

Although this Ernst & Young report on “post super cycle” mining business risks speaks from the miners point of view, not from the environmental risk/public liability point of view, the economic realities presented here are what Bowker Chambers (2015) was pointing at … Continue reading

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20 Million Cubic Meter Tailings Facility At Gold Ridge Mine, Solomon Islands Teeters On Brink Of Collapse: Mining Journals Silent

Latest Update  Downstream communities call for replacement of mine minister asserting that the issues of downstream risk have not been resolved satisfactorily to even consider a mine restart http://www.solomonstarnews.com/index.php/news/national/item/20238-i-ve-done-no-wrong Contact: 207 367 5145 lindsaynewlandbowker@gmail.com   Attracting no attention in any … Continue reading

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Self Bonding For $2.7 billion in Closure Costs Could Translate to Public Liability Federal Lawmakers Fear

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20150625/NEWS06/150629912?tags=58|310|83|80|61 This article reports a re examination of the public liability implications of U.S. federal policy allowing “self bonded” financial closure for coal miners. The issues raised are obviously also relevant for metallic mining  under regulatory requirements for financial assurance for … Continue reading

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JSC ENR & MAINE LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP PUSHING AHEAD ON HEARING OF RE SUBMITTED MINING RULE THOUGH IT HAS NO LEGAL STATUS BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE

Maine’s lobbyist/ extraction industry dictated mining rules were rejected by majority vote of the Maine legislature  last term.  In the interim new elections changed the party balance in the senate and reduced the majority in the house of its  legislature. Without … Continue reading

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Maybe JD Irving Should Have Spent $1 million Evaluating the Financial Viability of Bald Mountain Instead Of Lobbying the Maine Legislature for Sanction To Pollute Groundwater

Complex CU-Deposit Financial feasibility:Arsenic Limits In Concentrates:Bald Mountain Interesting article on attainability of international concentrate standards on arsenic.  Another perhaps insurmountable challenge,  and certainly a great limitation on possibilities for, Maine’s Bald Mountain where arsenic levels present problems without solutions in other … Continue reading

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It Is Time To Commission a Panel of Risk Finance and Underwriti​ng Experts To Review Financial Capacity of British Columbias 10 existing Mine Operators

  I only just stumbled across this article rightly questioning the wisdom of allowing Imperials other two mines , Huckleberry and Red Chris, both in B.C. to continue until a through  reexamination and “audit” is conducted.  ​http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/08/15/Imperial-Metals-Mine-Safety/   I was … Continue reading

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