SA miners introspect following Brazilian mine disaster

By | 2019-02-14T09:56:09+00:00 February 5th, 2019|News|

Following the Feijão Mine disaster in Brumadinho Brazil, the Minerals Council South Africa’s has called on the council’s members to review their tailing storage facilities construction, maintenance and operating protocols. 

A tailings dam collapsed in Brazil’s Brumadinho state, killing 84 people. The incident has since put a spotlight on mine tailings facilities.

The Minerals Council has sent condolences to the Brazilians affected by the Brumadinho disaster where a tailings dam collapsed. Image credit: Twitter

The Minerals Council has sent condolences to the Brazilians affected by the Brumadinho disaster where a tailings dam collapsed. Image credit: Twitter

The Minerals Council South Africa has conveyed its deepest condolences and sympathy to affected people in Brazil, especially those whose lives have been affected by the collapse of the dam. In light of the incident, the Minerals Council Board has also requested that all its members review their tailings storage facilities construction, maintenance and operating protocols. This will hopefully be a precautionary measure to ensure the stability and safety of the tailings facilities at the mines and its surrounding communities.