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April 15, 2020

HOTTER ON METALS: Miners fail to step up tailings safety

Critically, the RMI Report also found that very few mine sites show evidence of having informed local communities about what to do in the case of a tailings-related incident.

Metal Bulletin
April 11, 2020

负责任矿业基金会抱怨全球矿业界预防尾矿事故措施不力

在最近发布的“负责任矿业指数2020”(Responsible Mining Index 2020)报告中表示,虽然巴西尾矿坝事故促发了投资者主导的行动,提高了矿业公司尾矿存储设施 的透明度,但绝大多数矿业公司尚未能说明他们是如何有效地控制尾矿存储设施风险,以及突发情况下如何采取负责任行动的。

Stone365
April 8, 2020

Tailings management: What has changed since Brumadinho?

As was the case in the RMI Report 2018, only a handful of the 38 companies assessed in the RMI Report 2020 show evidence of having conducted third-party audits or reviews of the effectiveness of their TSF management, and these reviews are often quite limited in scope.

Mining Review Africa
April 7, 2020

Miner's response to Brazil dam disaster still weak

The RMF says in its report that while a global standard on tailings management is a welcome initiative, it could be significantly strengthened to become a real game-changer in terms of tailings safety.

Canadian Mining Journal
April 7, 2020

Miners’ response to Brazil dam disaster still weak

According to Switzerland-based Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF), while investor-led action has resulted in improved transparency regarding the state of global tailings storage facilities (TSF), the vast majority of companies are still unable to demonstrate that they are reviewing how effectively they are managing related risks.

Mining.com
April 7, 2020

Tailings risk management still not up to standard

The mining industry is still “dragging its heels” on the step-change measures required to prevent catastrophic tailings failures, such as the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse in Brazil that killed 270 people, says Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF).

Mining Weekly
February 28, 2020

New mining disclosure initiative is very welcome

The majority of these sites score zero for nine of these 10 indicators, reflecting a complete lack of disclosure on such basic issues as the date the mine is expected to close, the emergency procedures in case of a disaster such as a tailings dam failure, or the quality of the water and air around the mine site.

Financial Times