Category Archives: Tailings Risk Management


March 14, 2018 Stonington, Maine contact:  Lindsay Newland Bowker , Lindsay Newland Bowkerm 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 … Continue reading

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April 7,2016   Sadly, this news this morning from the Solomon’s, underscores the universality of the issues of disenfranchisement and lack of accountability to fundamental community needs and values that is indemic to the “social license to operate” … Continue reading

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Herculano Mine Partners Indicted on First Degree Murder Charges For Worker Deaths In September 2014 Tailings Dam Failure,717902/socios-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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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

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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 Contact: 207 367 5145   Attracting no attention in any … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Research Reveals Global Trend of Tailings Dam Failures That Will Result In $6 billion in Unfunded Unfundable Public Liability 2010-2019 Contact: David Chambers, President Center for Science In Public Participation , Bozeman Montana  (406-585-9854) Lindsay Newland Bowker, Director Bowker Associates Science & Research In The Public Interest  Stonington, Maine 207 367 5145 Catastrophic mine waste spills increasing in frequency, severity and … Continue reading

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