In an earlier blog, I questioned whether the tailings dams at Waihi are earthquake safe
I have now received the latest reports on hazard/earthquake risk for all tailings dams. The reports are perfunctory and/or rely on obsolete research. Waikato Regional Council has failed to properly regulate these critical structures. The reports have strengthened my opinion that a fully independent reassessment of seismic safety is urgently required.Read More »
In my first post I noted that Thames Coromandel Council/Civil Defence had failed to take heed of a May 2016 GNS Science which documented a potentially greater earthquake risk to Thames from the Kerepehi fault.
Well it gets worse. An earlier GNS Science report of February 2014 has also gone unheeded by TCDC and Waikato Regional Council. This 2014 report suggests that even greater levels of damage to parts of the Thames Coromandel District could result from an earthquake in the offshore part of the fault in the Firth of Thames. Read More »