mine remediation News

  • Ecological approach used to remediate former mining site

    Cleanup of the inactive Burlington Mine site in Boulder County, CO, was initiated in 2003 as a voluntary cleanup overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) pursuant to the Colorado Voluntary Cleanup Redevelopment Act of 1994. An ecological approach was used to improve downstream water quality, reduce surface- and ground-water interaction with contaminated ...

  • Tetra Tech Awarded $22 Million Abandoned Mine Site Remediation Program

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a $22.4 million program to remediate and restore a 280-acre copper mine site in Elko County, Nevada. The Rio Tinto Mine site includes a former copper mine and associated mill, heap leach pads, and tailings from a mine operated between 1932 and 1976. Tetra Tech will remove mine tailings from the ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Clean mining association launched

    A new industry association has been launched aimed at supporting and advocating technological advancements to make the mining industry cleaner and more environmentally responsible. The Clean Mining Alliance is a newly formed international non-profit organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is being introduced ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The quiet clean mining revolution

    Few industries have got the black eye, literally and metaphorically, of mining. After centuries of environmental effects ranging from toxic emissions to unsightly tailings ponds, acid mine drainage, massive energy consumption and other impacts, mining is slowly cleaning up its act. Why? Mostly because new clean technologies are increasing industrial efficiencies. They're lowering mining ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Varca Ventures Subsidiary Receives Conditional Approval From Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board to Proceed With Site Remediation

    Varca Ventures Inc. (OTCBB: VRCV) announced today that on November 9th, its wholly-owned subsidiary Wildcat Mining Corporation received a conditional permit by unanimous approval from the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board to proceed with site remediation at its May Day and Idaho Mines in Southwest Colorado. The approval of the conditional permit from the Board allows Wildcat Mining to ...


    By Marketwire

  • New tech is boosting mining efficiencies

    Companies around the world are reinvigorating mining with new green innovations. Which technologies stand the best chances of success? How do companies manage risk in the face of new innovation? Join Kachan & Co. for a walkthrough of a new report examining disruptive emerging technologies in biological tailings remediation, water treatment, hydrometallurgy, carbon sequestration and more. ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • New clean mining alliance to promote advancements in technology in the mining industry

    The Clean Mining Alliance is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new industry association aimed at supporting and advocating technological advancements to make the mining industry cleaner and more environmentally responsible. “Frameworks exist to increase social responsibility in mining, but despite advancements in exploration, extraction, production and reclamation technology, the ...


  • Making green mining less of an oxymoron

    New breakthrough science and cost reductions from the world of cleantech hold promise for making mining-one of the dirtiest, most inefficient industries in the world-more profitable, safer and cleaner. But which cleantech innovations aimed at reducing toxicity in mining, as well as the need for power and water, are best positioned to succeed? Which companies will win and which will lose? How can ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The environmentally effective remediation of marine sediment

    31st July 2006: Following a series of successful trials around the world, Virotec’s patented technologies are set to penetrate the UK market to great environmental effect. Their innovative ViroSoil™ Technology has been shown to offer a viable and economic total treatment solution for contaminated marine sediment through the neutralisation of the acid generating capacity of the dredged ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • ARCO Ordered to Investigate Radioactivity at Anaconda Mine

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered to the Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, to begin an investigation to determine the nature and extent of contamination at the Anaconda Copper Mine in Yerington, Nevada. The order requires ARCO to conduct a remedial investigation and feasibility study for most of the 3,468 acre mine site. ...

  • Siemens expands dewatering solutions into mining market

    By acquiring the American company Industrial Process Machinery (IPM), Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, Siemens expands its dewatering solutions offering for industrial applications. As of 31st December 2009, IPM is part of Siemens Water Technologies, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Solutions Division. In the future, Siemens will offer IPM filter presses worldwide, mainly within the scope ...

  • Pennsylvania Mine Reclamation Program Accepts National Award

     The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will tonight accept the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's 2012 national Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award for the Dents Run Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project in Benezette Township, Elk County. DEP staff members are attending the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs national conference ...

  • EPA completes cleanup of mine waste in Superior, Montana

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the completed cleanup of contaminated mining waste within the town of Superior that began on September 8, 2013. As part of this project, mining waste containing heavy metals including antimony, lead and arsenic that exceeded human health thresholds was removed from 38 residential properties and the Mineral County Airport and placed at ...

  • Pennsylvania Mine Reclamation Project Wins National Award

     The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has given the 2012 national Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Award to a $14.2-million mine reclamation project in the Dents Run watershed in Benezette Township, Elk County. The project, which began in 2002 and was completed in March 2012, restored and re-vegetated 320 ...

  • Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

    Townspeople affected by the millions of gallons of toxic waste spilled from an abandoned gold mine and now flowing through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about any long-term threats to their water supply. Colorado and New Mexico made disaster declarations for stretches of the Animas and San Juan rivers and the Navajo Nation declared an emergency as the waste spread downstream, ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Awards Sullivan Oronogo Remediation Project

    Sullivan International Group, Inc. (Sullivan) announced today the award and the commencement of work at the Oronogo-Duenweg mine site. The award was made to SEQ Vets Joint Venture, a Sullivan managed Joint Venture with EQM. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VII has awarded Sullivan International Group a $22 Million remedial project at the Oronogo-Duenweg (Oronogo) Mining Belt Site ...

  • New emerging green mining technologies soon to make mining more efficient, cleaner and safer

    47 new green mining technology breakthroughs uncovered and profiled in “Emerging Green Mining Innovation,” a report published today by Kachan & Co. Driven primarily by cost savings, mining companies are beginning to adopt new greener technologies. And that’s spawning a cottage industry of companies aimed at helping the mining industry clean up after hundreds of years ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • U.S. Remediation Industry Generates $8.07 Billion in Revenues

    The U.S. remediation market grew a modest 2.8% in 2012, generating revenues of $8.07 billion, according to comprehensive annual research conducted by Environmental Business International Inc., the publisher of Environmental Business Journal. Purchase EBJ Vol XXVI No 04 - Remediation Market 2013 (15 charts, 20,000+ words) for $250 ...

  • United Park City Mines agrees to clean up mine waste at Richardson Flat Superfund site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that United Park City Mines (UPCM) has entered into an agreement with multiple federal and state agencies to assess, cleanup, and restore more than 2,700 acres that are contaminated with historic mining waste within the Richardson Flat Superfund site near Park City, Utah. Under the terms of an administrative order on consent between ...

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