Global Tailings Dam Portal Project
The Global Tailings Portal is a public, searchable database with detailed information on more than 1,700 mine tailings dams around the world
The report "Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is no Accident" was prompted by tailings dam disasters and rising global concerns about the safety, management and impacts of storing and managing large volumes of mine waste.
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.
Type: Rapid Response Assessment
Author: Charles Roche, Kristina Thygesen, Elaine Baker
Year of publication: 2017
Publisher: UN Environment, GRID-Arendal