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Two Recent Catastrophic Tailings Dams Accidents

  • Franco OboniEmail author
  • Cesar Oboni
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Abstract

This chapter sets the recent scene. Two catastrophic tailings dams failures (Mount Polley and Samarco) are reviewed based on Independent Review Panel and other post-mortem analyses.

References

  1. [APEGBC 2016] Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (2016). Professional Practice Guidelines – Site Characterization for Dam Foundations in BC. V1.0. https://www.apeg.bc.ca/For-Members/Professional-Practice/Professional-Practice-Guidelines
  2. [BC AG 2016] Auditor General of British Columbia (2016) An Audit of Compliance and Enforcement of the Mining Sector http://www.bcauditor.com/pubs/2016/audit-compliance-and-enforcement-mining-sector
  3. [Fundão panel 2016] Fundão Tailings Dam Review Panel (2016), Report on the immediate Causes of the Failure of the Fundao Dam. Panel: NR Morgenstern, SG Vick, CB Viotti, BD WattsGoogle Scholar
  4. [Panel 2015] Independent Expert Engineering Investigation and Review Panel (2015) Mount Polley Report. Report on Mount Polley Tailings Storage Facility Breach. Province of British Columbia.https://www.mountpolleyreviewpanel.ca/final-report

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oboni Riskope Associates Inc.RiskopeVancouverCanada

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