May 2020 - Clean Earth Technologies

Seismic Shocks May Affect The Structural Stability Of Tailings Dams

Earthquakes are one of the main external causes behind tailings dams failures. Depending on the severity of an earthquake, cracks and breaches will either cause the dams to fail immediately, or affect the stability of the tailings structure. Seismic waves (elastic waves in the earth) play a large part in the extent of damage to…

The Inconvenient Truth of Tailings Dams Failures

South America accounts for over 20% of the global number of tailings dams, and there have been two cases of dams failure in the last five years. With their abundance of local natural resources, Latin American nations should not have pollutive tailings dams. When tailings dams fail, they spill contaminated earth laced with toxic mercury…

Climate Change Affecting Tailings Dams in Cold Climate Mining Operations

In the arctic north, the presence of permafrost is a major consideration in the prospecting of mines. For many mining operators, this geological manifestation has an ecological impact on the entire mining lifecycle — from planning, operation, and eventual abandonment — and the feasibility of mining operations may rest on the durability of the traditional…

Hydrophobic and Porous Polysulfides — A Revolutionary Advancement for Oil Spill Clean-Up Operations

Oil and gas spills pose a dangerous threat to the environment, communities and the economy. Around the world, especially in fragile ecosystems, the impact of these spills on waterways is a major concern. This contaminated water affects marine life, impacting our seafood supply, as well as our drinking water. On average, it can take two…