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CADIA TAILINGS FAILURE: THE BEST REGULATORY REGIME IN THE WORLD & RESPONSIBLE PRACTICE CANNOT GUARANTEE ZERO FAILURE

March 14, 2018 Stonington, Maine contact: Lindsay Newland Bowker LNBowker@BowkerAssociates.org Bowker Associates has not been able to piece together much of the history leading up to this failure nor much about the details of the two impoundments, the only tailings … Continue reading

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Herculano Mine Partners Indicted on First Degree Murder Charges For Worker Deaths In September 2014 Tailings Dam Failure

http://www.em.com.br/app/noticia/gerais/2015/12/16/interna_gerais,717902/socios-da-herculano-mineracao-sao-indiciados-por-homicidio-doloso-por.shtml http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.em.com.br%2Fapp%2Fnoticia%2Fgerais%2F2015%2F12%2F16%2Finterna_gerais%2C717902%2Fsocios-da-herculano-mineracao-sao-indiciados-por-homicidio-doloso-por.shtml The indictment, announced December 16, 2015 is for  continuing to place tailings in a dam that was impaired , had already reached its capacity, and no longer was licensed to receive tailings. Findings also reference failure to notify authorities … Continue reading

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SAMARCO DAM FAILURE LARGEST BY FAR IN RECORDED HISTORY

April 19,2018  Update Through creation of a magnitude index  which creates a single vector out of data for release, run out and deaths, we have confirmed that the Fundao is the largest failure in recorded history with a magnitude score … 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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