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New Zealand govt opens consultation on safety regulations for large dams
12 June, 2019
New Zealand is considering creating safety regulations for large dams in...
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Aging steel thought to be cause of dam failure in Texas
Friday, May 17, 2019 by The failure of a spillgate at a 91-year-old dam in Texas this week is thought to have been caused by aging structural steel, although the official cause of the incident has not yet...

Mining firms to create an international standard for tailings dams
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by An international standard for tailings facilities is to be developed, based on a review of current global best practices in the mining industry, and beyond, the International Council...

Evacuation in area of Brazil tailings dam
Monday, February 18, 2019 by Residents in the region of Macacos, Nova Lima in Brazil have been evacuated as mining firm Vale sets in motion preventative actions as part of an Emergency Action Plan for the Dam...

Hundreds missing following collapse of tailings dam in Brazil
Saturday, January 26, 2019 by There have been confirmed fatalities with hundreds of people missing following the collapse of a tailings dam in southeastern Brazil yesterday.

US$44.6 million contract awarded for dam safety work at US dam
Thursday, November 01, 2018 by The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract valued at almost $44.6 million to California firm Malcolm International LLC for construction services at Bull Lake Dam in...

Hundreds reported missing as dam collapses in Laos
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by At least 100 people are missing with several people reported to have died following the collapse of a dam in Southeast Laos.

Indian Govt approves proposal for dam safety bill
Thursday, June 14, 2018 by A proposal to introduce a dam safety bill that will help India adopt uniform dam safety procedures across all its states and union territories has been approved by the Union...

ASDSO marks National Dam Safety Awareness Day
Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Association of State Dam Safety Officials is encouraging those involved in the dam industry to remember the lessons learned from past dam failures, push for strong dam safety...

Moccasin reservoir stabilized following threat of dam failure
Friday, March 23, 2018 by A small dam and reservoir in Tuolumne County, California, US, has been declared stable after heavy rainfall yesterday sent a major surge of water and debris into the system,...

St. Francis Dam failure – 90 years later
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by This week marked the 90th anniversary of the St Francis Dam failure in Los Angeles, US, with the Association of State Dam Safety (ASDSO) stating that the incident remains a vital...

Tailings dam breached at Australian mine
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Australian mining firm Newcrest Mining Ltd has confirmed there was a ‘limited breakthrough’ of tailings material at the Cadia northern tailings dam embankment in New South Wales on...

New legislation calls for increased dam inspections
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed legislation that will require annual inspections for high hazard dams, with new standards set for inspection.

Forensic team release final report on Oroville dam spillway
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 by No single root cause was found to be responsible for the failure of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam in California, US, in February 2017 according to the final report of...

Team assess earthquake impact on Iraqi dams
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by A team from the World Bank and the Iraq Ministry of Water Resources is evaluating the impact of recent earthquakes on the Darbandikhan and Dokan Dams in Iraq.

Independent team release interim memo on Oroville Dam failure investigation
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Independent Forensic Team (IFT) investigating the Lake Oroville spillways incident has released an interim memo highlighting their findings so far, with the team highlighting...

Work suspended at Hydro-Québec’s Romaine project following worker’s death
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by Hydro-Québec has suspended work on part of its La Romaine hydro project in Quebec, following the death of a worker at the site.

Funding for Norwegian tunnel safety project
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by 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 by 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 by 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.

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