Excavations contributed to Cadia tailings dam failure

DIGGING at the toe of the Northern Tailings Storage Facility at Newcrest Mining’s Cadia copper-told operation in New South Wales contributed to the tailings dam’s failure an expert review of the March 9 2018 incident has found.

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The exposed excavation at the base of the NTSF that contributed to the wall slump.

Nobody was hurt in the incident, however, Newcrest is still prohibited from putting further tailings into the NTSF by the NSW Resources Regulator.