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BRAZIL A RUNAWAWY TRAIN INCAPABLE OF DE RISKING ITS AT RISK TAILINGS FACILITIES

 DATE: March 17,2019  (revised 4/3/2019) CONTACT:LNBOWKER@BOWKERASSOCIATES.ORG   I have no faith that anyone in Brazil has the technical competence to  assess the stability of the 17 identified large at risk dams  let alone figure out how to safely de risk … Continue reading

Posted in Brumahindo Dam Failure, Factor of Safety, Lindsay Newland Bowker, static liquefaction, TSF Stability Assessment, Uncategorized, Vale SA., World Mine Tailings Failures | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Brazil Tailings Dam Failure Risk, Brazilian Mining Law, Brumahindo Dam Failure, Catastrophic Tailings Failures, financial risk and public liability, Linhares Civil Action Against Samarco, Minas Gerais Mining Oversight, Mining Regulation, mining resident engineer qualifications, Mining Risk Management, Public Liability & Financial Risk, Tailings Dam Risk Management, tailings dewatering, Tailings Failure Public Consequence Index, Uncategorized, Vale SA. | Leave a comment

THE VENERABLE TODD MARTIN & OTHER AMEC ENGINEERS FACE DISCIPLINARY INQUIRY ON MT POLLEY A time for Examination & Discernment For Needed Changes To Governance

CONTACT Lindsay Newland Bowker, Bowker Associates Science & Research In The Public Interest LNBowker@BwkerAssociates.org 207 367 5145 September 27, 2018 https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/business/three-engineers-to-face-disciplinary-hearings-in-mount-polley-disaster-1.4110941   This is good news indeed to have this focus on a key aspect of  the events leading to … Continue reading

Posted in mining resident engineer qualifications, Mt Polley TSF Failure, professional misconduct inquiry of 3 AMEC Engineer at Mt Polley, Todd Martin, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Herbert Hoover& The Birth Of Mining Finance Globalization

An exercise of scouting a preliminary list of mining history’s most important books, documents and manuscripts  has been a fascinating journey.  Technology advances but the fundamentals of “extraction” are eternal in all cultures for all time.  Those eternals play out over and … Continue reading

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BHP INVESTOR LOSSES BRAZILIAN LAW & NAVIGATING NON OPERATED JOINT VENTURE LIABILITY EXPOSURES

Contact : Lindsay Newland Bowker LNBowker@BowkerAssociates.org      Date July 27, 2018 Brazilian mining law wants foreign investment but not foreign owner control of its mineral resource extractions. From a liability point of view Brazilian law sets up a circular firing squad … Continue reading

Posted in BHP Investor Lawsuits, Brazilian Mining Law, Fundao Talings Dam, Linhares Civil Action Against Samarco, Non-Owned Joint Ventures, Phi Finney McDonald, Samarco Dam Failure, Samarco Environmental Crimes Investigation, samarco failure government findings, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

PREVIOUSLY UNREPORTED LINER FAILURE AT KOKOYA GOLD MINE LIBERIA PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON DEFICIENT INTERNATIONAL CYANIDE CODE

TAGS: International Cyanide Code; CIL Process Risk;Severity Rating Of Tailings Failures;Robert Moran;FrontPageAfricaOnline CONTACT: Lindsay Newland BowkerLNBowker@BowkerAssociates.org DATE: June 25, 2018                  KOKOYA Tailings Facility Pre-Failure (Source Miner Annual Report)   Although it must … Continue reading

Posted in Avesoro Holding, CIL Tailings Failures, cyanide risk management, Front Page Africa Online, International Cyanide Code, Kokoya Mine, Robert Moran, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

RESPONSIBLE MINING INDEX 2018 A DISAPPOINTING REPORT CARD FOR THE WORLD’S TOP 30 MINERS

The Responsible Mining Foundation has just released its Responsible Mining Index 2018  after two years in development with extensive informed rounds of multi stakeholder comment. Rating the 30 largest mining companies worldwide responsible for 700 mining operations and undertaking a … Continue reading

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Time To House Clean For a Sustainable Viable World Minerals Supply

This appeared as a guest Column by Invitation at at Hallgarten March 7,2019.  I am honored to have what Bowker Associates has been reporting out through Bowker Chambers 2015, Bowker Chambers 2016 and Bowker Chambers 2017 understood by an analyst … Continue reading

Posted in christopher ecclestone, mineral economics, mineral speculation, minerals waste management, supply side mineral reform, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Path To Zero Failures “NET PLUS” Benefits In Mining Lies In Radical Reform of RESOURCE GOVERNANCE

The Following was addressed to Luke Fletcher, Executive Director of Jubilee Australia whose economics centered systematic approach to advocacy has always been exemplary and worthy of emulation.  Glad to provide email contacts for those interested in following up with the … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Bauer, Bowker Associates Science & Research In The Public Interest, David M. Chambers, Jubilee Australia, Lindsay Newland Bowker, NET PLUS BENEFIT EXTRACTION POLICY, Resource Governance, Uncategorized, UNEP TAILINGS MANAGEMENT REFORMS | Leave a comment

Building Codes & Building Boards BEST MODEL For Regulatory Reform In Tailings Management

    There are companies, consultants and regulators around the world that have a high level of commitment to tailings dam safety and have developed practices which have been instrumental in ensuring the safe operation of tailings dams by many … Continue reading

Posted in Bowker Associates Science & Research In The Public Interest, Henry Brehaut, Jack Caldwell, Lindsay Newland Bowker, Mt Polley Expert Panel Reccommendations, Tailings & Waste Management 2017, Tailings Legal Reform, Uncategorized | Leave a comment