Ohio governor committed to rebuild the Buckeye Lake dam to adress the significant flooding risks associated with the aging embankment, which has been showing signs of decay during the past decades. The dam replacement will require lowering of the lake water level and is estimated to take five years to complete.
The railway line connecting Banbury and Leamington Spa was blocked with nearly 350,000 tonnes of soil and rubble after a massive landslide in early February. Satellite photographs of the area, from 2006 till 2012 show the gradual deforestation of the adjacent slope, this being considered the main reason for the landslide.
A few months after the extensive destruction at Mount Polley copper and gold mine, the independent panel, responsible for investigating the causes for the release of millions of cubic meters of sludge into the neighboring lakes and rivers of the south-central British Columbia, Canada, issued its 156-page "Report on Mount Polley Tailings Storage Facility Breach". The report was commissioned by the British Columbia Energy and Mines minister.
A major slope stability failure occurred last week at Yeager airport's main runway, urging to the evacuation of homes located at the foot of the reinforced slope and relocation of their owners. The reinforced slope was by the time of its construction the largest reinforced slope in the United States.