Royal Eijkelkamp was one of the participants of the International Seminar on Tailingdam Technologies & Management in Minas Gerais, Brasil.
The objective of the seminar was to discuss new policies and to present new technologies to the mining companies to help to implement them. Minas Gerais has more than 315 tailing dams, 50% of the total in Brazil. Besides well organised and monitored dams, such as the Mina do Pico dam of Vale, many dams require attention and are manually monitored. A new law, currently in process, will oblige mining companies to automatise the monitoring of their dams and to make the data available online to SEMAD.