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Work suspended at Hydro-Québec’s Romaine project following worker’s death
14 December, 2016
Hydro-Québec has suspended work on part of its La Romaine hydro project...
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Funding for Norwegian tunnel safety project
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Innovation Norway's Arena programme has approved funding for the Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster (NTSC), a project designed to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for...

BC Hydro addresses fracking and dam safety concerns
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 BC Hydro’s Deputy CEO Chris O'Riley has released a statement responding to recent concerns about fracking and dam safety, confirming that, to the utility’s knowledge, there has never...

Fatalities as landslide hits Chinese hydro plant
Monday, May 09, 2016 At least 31 people have died with several others missing as a landslide buried offices at the construction site of a hydropower plant in the Chinese province of Fujian yesterday.

Trevi signs contract for Mosul Dam maintenance
Monday, March 14, 2016 Trevi Group company Trevi Spa has signed a EUR 273 million contract for the maintenance and safety of the Mosul Dam in Iraq following an international tender process.

Mosul Dam in Iraq at ‘higher risk’ of failure, says report
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 A report from the US Army Corps of Engineers has warned that the Mosul Dam in Iraq is at a ‘higher risk’ of failure than it was a year ago, with “an unprecedented level of...

Security fears put halt to work on Cetin project, Turkey
Friday, February 05, 2016 Statkraft has suspended development of the 517MW Cetin hydropower project in Turkey over security concerns, Reuters has reported.

Tailings released from Brazil dam breach less than original estimates
Friday, January 08, 2016 Significantly less tailings were released than originally estimated following the fatal dam breach at Samarco Mineração iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, Brazil in November 2015,...

ASDSO marks tenth anniversary of Missouri Dam failure
Friday, December 11, 2015 “The tenth anniversary of the Taum Sauk dam failure serves as a reminder of the very real need for constant vigilance in dam safety,” says Lori Spragens, Executive Director of...

Workers killed at Indian project
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Two workers are reported to have been killed and half a dozen others injured in a blast at the 450MW Shongtong-Karcham hydropower project which is under construction in Kinnaur...

Clean up continues at Brazilian tailings dam site
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Mining companies Vale and BHP Billiton have announced plans to work together, with Samarco, to establish a voluntary, non-profit fund to support the rescue and recuperation of the...

New UK risk assessment applied to Japanese dams
Thursday, November 26, 2015 HR Wallingford has been working with Japan’s largest utility company, J-Power, to apply the new UK reservoir risk assessment approach to two large dams in Japan, and assess the...

Alberta releases tailings dam safety report
Friday, November 20, 2015 Canada’s Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has released the results of its dam safety inspections held earlier this year for containment structures used for the development of its...

Security update for COP21 in Paris
Friday, November 20, 2015 Nick Henry, CEO of Climate Action, has released the following statement regarding the attacks in Paris on 13 November and the forthcoming COP 21 and Sustainable Innovation Forum to...

Emergency funds allocated following Brazilian dam disaster
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Mining company BHP Billiton has confirmed that Samarco has signed a commitment with Brazilian authorities to provide US$260M for an emergency fund following the incident at its iron...

Update: Incident at Samarco
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 BHP Billiton and Samarco have issued updates on the incident which occurred at the Samarco Mineração iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, Brazil on 5 November 2015.

Samarco tailings dam bursts in Brazil
Friday, November 06, 2015 A serious incident has occurred at Samarco Mineração’s iron ore operation in Minas Gerais, southeast Brazil. Fundão and Santarem dams, which hold back waste water from mining...

Remembering Welsh dam tragedy
Thursday, November 05, 2015 A special service to mark the 90th anniversary of a double dam tragedy in Dolgarrog, North Wales took place on 2 November. The tragedy claimed the lives of 16 people when millions...

Dam safety action ordered following major floods in South Carolina, US
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has announced it is ordering actions at a number of dams statewide following a 1000-Year flood event in the US state.

Three workers remain hospitalized following incident at Priest Rapids Dam
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Three employees remain at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, US, following an electrical equipment failure at Grant PUD’s Priest Rapids Dam last week which injured...

Dams breached in South Carolina flooding
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Evacuations have been ordered in the wake of a number of dam breaches in the US state of South Carolina.

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