A "D" for Appendix D

#RRM #tailings ##TSF #mining #Safety #slopestability #sustainability #SatSAR #GbSAR #instrumentation #monitoring #truth ......

Nearing a time of consideration for what happened, and what could have been done, and what to do about where we are going in the #monitoring sector, practice, and business, I was thinking about Dave Petley's comments on Brumadinho, in the very good AGU Blog -- (https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/01/20/brumadinho-tailings-disaster/) it struck a somber note and a call for comment and action ......

....Appendix D is rife with unsatisfying analysis and observances unrelated to a progressive monitoring practice. It is less than constructive to consider that you do not see "warnings" in the data, nor that in WHOLE all of the monitoring did not create a "picture" of activity, that was active over several years and that suggested not only localized effects but in total would create alarm that the structure was active and progressive. 

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Published 07/06/2020 14:57
John Steven Metzger