Canadian Mining Journal



  • News

    TAILINGS: Inmarsat releases tool for tailings management

    June 3, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    UNITED KINGDOM – Mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat announced the launch of an updated version of its Tailings Dam Monitoring Solution, an internet-of-things tool for monitoring mining tailings storage facilities (TSFs). Dubbed Tailings Insight, the upgraded tool has a cloud version

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    TAILINGS MONITORING: Decipher leads global shift in tailings management

    May 20, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Tailings storage is a significant part of the mining process, and failures can be catastrophic. Decipher is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, delivering cloud solutions for improvements across mine rehabilitation and closure. Following last year’s catastrophic tailings dam failure

  • Feature

    Considering climate change

    April 1, 2020 by Janice Leuschen

    How the design of tailings facilities is changing to factor in climate change

  • Advances in tailings tech

    April 1, 2020 by Todd Wisdom

    FLSmidth reports on advances towards dewatering large volumes of tailings

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    Ex-Vale CEO and others charged with homicide for dam disaster in Brazil

    January 23, 2020 by Trish Saywell

    State prosecutors in Brazil have charged Vale’s former chief executive, Fabio Schvartsman, with homicide after the catastrophic tailings dam disaster last January at the company’s Feijao iron ore mine in Minas Gerais killed more than 250 people. Schvartsman left his position

  • OILSANDS: Alberta developing rules for release of process water

    January 21, 2020 by Deborah Jaremko

    Following the lead of the federal government, Alberta is undertaking a major re-scoping of work with the goal to establish rules to allow for release of process-affected water back into the Athabasca River from any oilsands mine by 2023. Up

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    BACKFILL: Outotec introduces modular paste backfill plant

    November 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – Outotec has introduced the Outotec modular paste backfill plant (MPB 80), designed for underground operations with low backfill throughput requirements. The unit is an alternative to installing a reconfigured concrete plant. The new product is expected to produce

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    TAILINGS: Inmarsat, Glass Terra team up on monitoring solution

    October 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONDON, U.K. – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, will collaborate with geo-spatial internet of things (IoT) specialist Glass Terra to integrate Inmarsat’s tailings dam monitoring solution with Glass Terra’s IoT light detection and ranging (Lidar) capabilities. The combined

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    Funds demand more tailings transparency

    October 15, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Less than a week after the Jan. 25 tailings dam collapse at Vale’s Feijao iron ore mine in Brazil that killed 251 people and left 19 missing, the Church of England Pensions Board, along with Sweden’s Public Pension Funds Council,

  • Metso targets next level sustainability with VPX filter

    August 1, 2019 by Alisha Hiyate

    Dry-stack tailings solution recovers up to 90% of water

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    FILTER: Metso offers dry stacking tailings management approach

    June 26, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – Water conservation, efficient tailings management and responsible mine reclamation are becoming increasingly important for mines to ensure their license to operate. Spearheaded by the launch of the new Metso VPX filter for tailings dewatering, Metso introduces its comprehensive

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    TAILINGS: Rio Tinto publicizes details of tailings management

    June 12, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MELBOURNE, Australia – “Everything you ever wanted to know about tailings” would be a good name for the website created by Rio Tinto at www.RioTinto.com/Tailings. Easy to understand information about what tailings are, the basics of dam construction, and the