Global Tailings Dam Portal Project
The team at GRID-Arendal are working to establish an accessible public-interest, global database of mine sites and tailings storage...
Mining Tailings Storage: Safety is no accident, was prompted by tailings dams disasters and rising global concerns about the safety, management and impacts of storing and managing large volumes of mine tailings.
The increasing number and size of tailings dams around the globe magnifies the potential environmental, social and economic cost of catastrophic failure impact and the risks and costs of perpetual management. These risks present a challenge for this generation, and if not addressed now, a debt we will leave to future generations.
Year of publication: 2017
Publisher: UN Environment, GRID-Arendal