Launched Today: Safety First, 2nd Edition

Launched Today: Safety First, 2nd Edition

Today 157 scientists, community groups, Indigenous peoples and civil society groups endorsed an updated set of guidelines for improving the management of mine waste disposal facilities, also known as tailings dams. Based on consultation with over 200 stakeholders and...
Concerns regarding Project Level Grievance Mechanisms

Concerns regarding Project Level Grievance Mechanisms

Presentation for Grief and Grievance: The Misery of Life with Rio Tinto as a Neighbour London Mining Network – April 6 2022 Catherine Coumans, MiningWatch Canada All major efforts to create or update standards for the extractive sector – post 2011 – include a...
Chile: the advance of the toxic mountains

Chile: the advance of the toxic mountains

The Chilean population is in danger: The advance of the toxic mountains, 2,572,263 tonnes every 30 hours in Chile.  By Javiera Martinez, with assistance from Holly Jones There are 742 tailings deposits in Chile, with toxic waste containing arsenic, lead, mercury,...
Vigil for Brumadinho – Solidarity with Minas Gerais

Vigil for Brumadinho – Solidarity with Minas Gerais

Join us in remembering those who were killed by the collapse of Vale’s tailings dam in Brumadinho, and in showing our solidarity by those threatened by the current flooding in Minas Gerais. We will gather outside the Brazilian Embassy in London for a candlelight...