The five pictures in this posting, were taken (by me) at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. This place is surely a testament to genius and attention to detail.
Yesterday I was asked if Canadian guidelines are adequate to deal with the Mt Polley situation. More specifically, the questions continued: if the current Canadian guidelines regarding tailings dam safety had been implemented, would the failure have been avoided. Before I answer these questions, let us first take a look at the guidelines that are out there. (more…)