Global Tailings Review begins global consultation for a new standard on tailings

After the tragedy that occurred at the Corrego do Feijão of Vale mine in Brazil, the Global Tailings Review organization was created, which has started a six-week public consultation on a draft of global standards to improve tailings safety.

The purpose of this is to improve the worldwide standards that govern the construction and maintenance of mining waste storage facilities, in order to avoid a recurrence of a disaster like the one in Minas Gerais.

The review is supported by the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The objective of the Global Tailings Review, according to expert Bruno Oberle, and who chairs the Review, is to decide on the standards that will be published in 2020: “The public consultation phase allows criticism, comments and suggestions from others that inform and enrich the draft”, he said in a statement.

As Cesco, we are logistically assisting Global Tailings Review in the elaboration of the consultation in Chile, which in addition to being done in a virtually, it will be carried out personally in our country. The document is available on this link.