Hazeltine Creek was devastated by the 2015 Mt. Polley tailings spill in British Columbia, Canda. Photo: Chris Blake

Statement: Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management Falls Short

August 5, 2020
Background: Today, the Global Tailings Review, a process co-convened by the International Council on Mining and Metals, the UN Environment Programme and Principles for Responsible Investment, released its Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management. Earthworks provided comments on earlier drafts… More »

Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management Scorecard

August 5, 2020
Barrick's Goldstrike tailings pond in Nevada, US. Photo: Ecoflight

When it Comes to Storing Mine Waste, Safety Must Come First

July 15, 2020 • Jan Morrill
On Tuesday June 30th, Earthworks joined 150 scientists, frontline communities, and environmental and human rights organizations to release a set of 16 guidelines for safer management of mine waste with the goal of protecting communities and the environment from catastrophic… More »

A Segurança Em Primeiro Lugar: Diretrizes Para Gestão Responsável De Rejeitos De Mineração

July 15, 2020

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Employees from Brazil’s Ministry of Environment survey the damage of the tailings dam failure near Brumadinho, Brazil. Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama

La Seguridad Ante Todo: Nuevo Informe Propone Lineamientos Para Acabar Con Desastres de Desechos Mineros

June 30, 2020
Hoy un grupo internacional de 142 científicos, grupos comunitarios y ONGs de 24 países publicó una serie de lineamientos para el almacenamiento seguro de desechos mineros. Los lineamientos pretenden proteger comunidades y trabajadores de los riesgos presentados por las miles… More »
Employees from Brazil’s Ministry of Environment survey the damage of the tailings dam failure near Brumadinho, Brazil. Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama

Segurança Em Primeiro Lugar: Novo Relatório Propõe Diretrizes Para Pôr Fim Aos Desastres de Rejeitos de Mineração

June 30, 2020
Hoje um grupo internacional de 142 cientistas, grupos comunitários e ONGs publicou um conjunto de diretrizes para a armazenagem mais segura de rejeitos de mineração. As diretrizes visam proteger comunidades e trabalhadores dos riscos apresentados por milhares de instalações de… More »

La Seguridad Ante Todo: Lineamientos para el Manejo Responsable de Relaves

June 30, 2020 • Earthworks, MiningWatch Canada
Employees from Brazil’s Ministry of Environment survey the damage of the tailings dam failure near Brumadinho, Brazil. Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama

Safety First: New Report Outlines Guidelines To End Mine Waste Disasters

June 30, 2020 • Earthworks * MiningWatch Canada
Today an international group of 142 scientists, community groups and NGOs from 24 countries published a set of 16 guidelines for the safer storage of mine waste. The guidelines aim to protect communities, workers and the environment from the risks… More »