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Environmental Safety Technical Night (CIMSKESTN)

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Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel

612 Spadina Crescent East

Saskatoon, SK S7K 3G9

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CIM Saskatoon presents Environmental Safety Technical Night (CIMSKESTN)!

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6:15pm to 6:55pm Registration and Networking
6:55pm to 7:10pm Table Social and Introduction
7:05pm to 8:00 (+/-) Supper Deliciousness hosted by Sheraton Cavalier Catering

8:00pm Technical Speaker: Chad D. LePoudre

D. Chad LePoudre, SNC-Lavalin

Vice-President of Geoscience & Materials Testing

Mr. D. Chad LePoudre, P.Eng., is the Vice-President of Geoscience & Materials Testing at SNC-Lavalin in Saskatoon (previously MDH Engineered Solutions). He has 15 years’ experience overseeing many geotechnical and geoenvironmental projects, and 10 years of non-technical roles in construction, sales, management and finance, which contributed to his experience in business and project management. Mr. LePoudre is also a board member and Past President of the Canadian Dam Association, actively involved in several committees working to advance guidance for dams and tailings dams. Mr. LePoudre also teaches many workshops on dam inspection, dam and tailings safety management systems, slope stability analysis, and conducting Dam Safety Reviews in compliance with CDA guidance.

Presentation is on Tailings failure case studies, statistics and failure modes.

Public concern over safety of tailings dam facilities is growing as recent tailings dam failures in British Columbia (Canada), in 2014, Buenavista del Cobre, Sonora (Mexico) in 2014 and Bento Rodrigues (Brazil) in 2015, have resulted a significant impact to people and the environment. Breaching of tailings dams often results in the sudden release of water and sediments (tailings). These recent events, while highly publicized, are not isolated or particularly unique occurrences. Global record of historical events shows that consequences following these failures have been significant and in some instances catastrophic. Consequences of historical events included loss of life, changes in fluvial geomorphology and slope stability, widespread contamination resulting in loss of terrestrial and aquatic habitat, as well as legal repercussions and lack of public confidence. This presentation will give an overview of several case studies, the empirical statistics of tailings dam failures as well as the root causes of failure.

NOTE: This event invitation will close at NOON on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – no exceptions.

The CIM Saskatoon Membership is now due, renew online now through the link below and use your login credentials.

Annual membership dues are $30 (to be paid at the first meeting you attend) and a technical meeting fee of $30 will also be charged to cover the cost of the meal; students pay $10 per attendee.

Note: Late registrations are at an increased priced and available until Wednesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

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