Rio Tinto comes clean on tailings

RIO Tinto has 100 tailings facilities across 32 sites and of those 100, 21 are upstream tailings dams – the sort of dams that have been involved in the two most recent Brazilian tailings dam disasters.

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A tailings dam at Energy Resources Austraila's Ranger mine. It is not an upstream tailings dam.

Of those 21 upstream dams, nine are in Australia.

On top of the 100 tailings storage facilities Rio Tinto has another 36 TSFs that are closed or under rehabilitation.