Two Recent Catastrophic Tailings Dams Accidents

  • Franco OboniEmail author
  • Cesar Oboni


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oboni Riskope Associates Inc.RiskopeVancouverCanada

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