Environmental organisation GRID-Arendal has received UN Environment Program’s support to launch the world’s first publicly accessible global database of mine tailings and storage facilities.
Experts have blamed the massive tailings dam rupture at Vale’s Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine in Brumadinho in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on drainage problems.
Those who have taken the time to read this will probably have seen the awful video of the recent dam collapse at Vale’s Brumadinho mine.
BHP is backing a restart of operations at the troubled Samarco Mineração iron ore joint venture (JV) with Vale in Brazil through a significant investment.
Samarco joint venture partners BHP and Vale have received a licence to continue iron ore operations in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil.
Vale has sold the Jaguar Nickel Sulphide Project to Centaurus Metals in a US$7 ($10.3) million-dollar deal.
Technology solves many things, but it cannot be solely depended on to keep underground workers safe. Vale North Atlantic’s manager for ventilation design and tech explains.
Vale has received permission from the National Mining Agency (ANM) to partially resume dry processing operations at the Vargem Grande Complex.
Vale has advised relatives of the victims who suffered from the B1 dam breach at the Córrego do Feijão mine in Brumadinho that they can now register to receive compensation.
The world’s top five mining companies are becoming more sensitive to environmental and social risks, according to a report from S&P Global.
An increase in global demand for high quality iron ore coupled with a supply shortage has some of Australia’s lesser known mining companies optimistic.
The mining industry has responded to demand by investors to increase the disclosure of information regarding tailings storage facilities (TSFs).
BHP has established a new ‘tailings taskforce’ as part of its increased focus on the risk management of tailings in the wake of the Brumadinho disaster.
Seaborne iron ore is expected to fall into a larger deficit this year as a result of disruptions at Vale SA’s operations, according to S&P Global.
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Prices for iron ore have reached a five-year high driven by higher steel production in China and speculation of another dam collapse at a Vale mine in Brazil.
Vale has warned of the possible dam collapse at the Gongo Soco mine in Barão de Cocais, Minas Gerais, 65 kilometres away from the site of the Brumadiho dam failure.
Brazilian mining giant Vale has reported a US$1.6 billion loss ($2.3 billion) in the March quarter after the Brumadinho dam disaster led to disruptions to its supply of iron ore.
BHP has been hit with the largest damages claim in British legal history through a group action lawsuit seeking $US5 billion ($7.2 billion) over the 2015 Fundão dam collapse in Brazil.
Australian iron ore stocks have responded strongly following news that Brazilian courts have again stopped operations at Vale’s Brucutu mine.