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ICMM to review tailings facilities

Fresh off the back of a tailings dam spill at Vale and BHP Billiton’s joint owned Samarco iron ore operations in Brazil, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has announced it will carry out a global review of tailings storage facilities and critical controls.

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Tailings dams are being looked at again by the ICMM (photo: WWF)

The sustainable development body, representing 23 of the world’s largest mining and metals companies – including BHP – will lead the review and include reports from external experts and member company

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