Posts Tagged ‘peter tagliamonte’

Greed, speed, and engineering carelessness all led to the massive failure of the Bellavista heap leach pad in Costa Rica.  The failure of the pad led to the closure of the mine and bankruptcy of the company.  The massive failure is now the subject a major law suite: all parties ever involved are suing and being sued.  It is ugly and will only get uglier.  If the mine wins the legal battle and gets money, some of the money may be spent cleaning up the mess on the ground.  But it will be years before the guilty are determined, and their insurance companies pay up, and by then water and slope failure will have spread the mess even wider.  (more…)

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