mining pollution News

  • Firm pays fine for not reporting mine pollution

    The Canadian-based owner of a gold mine in northern Nevada has agreed to pay a $182,000 civil penalty for failing to correctly report to federal environmental regulators the release of millions of pounds of toxic chemicals - including arsenic and cyanide - into the air and ground. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement Thursday with Veris Gold USA, a subsidiary of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nevada mine pollution deal brings residents $19.5M

    Rural neighbors of an abandoned World War II-era copper mine that has leaked toxic chemicals in northern Nevada for decades have won up to a $19.5 million settlement from companies they accused of covering up the contamination. Atlantic Richfield Co. and its parent BP America Inc. acknowledged no wrongdoing under the agreement, which also calls for them to pay $2.6 million in attorney fees to the ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA to rein in water pollution from mountaintop removal coal mining

    In a move aimed at reducing mining pollution in Appalachian streams, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a new set of policies to strengthen permit requirements under the Clean Water Act. Most significantly, EPA cited two new studies that conclusively demonstrate that burial of headwater streams by mining waste causes permanent loss of ecosystems, and therefore issued new ...

  • Water treatment chemicals for mining

      processing materials --- repute mine effluent treatment Our barium chloride dihydrate is used in polluted mine water disposal (barium process for sulphate removal), ore dressing for gold purifying, desulfurizing in caustic soda electrolysis, metal heat treatment, tannage processing (tanning), surface finishing, softening agent and purify wastewater ...

  • The mining and power industry finds an `internal pollution` control application for Beco Engineering`s technology

    Five parallel Beco Engineering’s “Brush-Pack” wet scrubbers (foreground) serve to protect reciprocating methane gas compressors from erosion by coal dust.  Located at Australia’s German Creek Mines Grasstree Power Station, the scrubbers remove fine coal dust from the methane gas feeding sixteen Caterpillar generating sets.  Operating 24/7, the parallel scrubber operation was designed to ...


  • EPA Proposes Plan to Address Pollution in Three Areas of Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey

    Results of Long-term Ground Water Monitoring to be Made Available to the Public - Public Encouraged to Comment on Proposed $46.7 million Cleanup Plan The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a plan to address contamination in three areas of the Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund site in Ringwood, New Jersey. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, these areas were used to dispose of ...

  • Pump booster sets for buchim mine

    MZT Pumpi - Skopje has successfully produced and installed three booster sets for a pumping station in Buchim mine in Radovish, Macedonia. The booster sets were installed in order to protect the environment from the polluted water that is generated by the mine"s work. Additionally, MZT Pumpi, in consortium with the company Euroing Gevgelija, produced and installed another booster set for ...

  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...

  • EPA Finalizes $47 Million Plan to Address Pollution in Three Areas of Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to address contamination in three areas of the Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund site in Ringwood, New Jersey. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, these areas were used to dispose of waste materials, including paint sludge and waste in drums, from the Ford Motor Company’s automobile assembly plant in Mahwah, New Jersey. ...

  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...

  • Living near uranium mines in Niger

    Niger is the world’s fifth largest producer of uranium, which is mainly used to fuel nuclear power plants. The French industrial company Areva has been mining uranium from the area around the town of Arlit for the past 45 years. Greenpeace and local activists claim that this activity has contaminated the local environment and that this radioactive pollution has made local people ill. Areva ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Groundwater pollution in Europe: an overview

    An overview of groundwater contaminants in Europe is provided by a recent study, which calls for more integrated monitoring using a range of indicators. Groundwater contamination presents serious health and environmental concerns. A number of Directives, including the Water Framework, Groundwater, Nitrates, Industrial Emissions and Landfill Directives, together aim to protect groundwater from ...

  • Engineering Complete For Gold Mine Dust Collector Contract

    Macrotek Inc., a global supplier of air pollution control equipment, announced successful bid of a dust collector system contract for a new gold mine in Eurasia. Macrotek will design and build two enhanced dust collection systems, including collectors with advanced filter media, support steel, a fan and stack. Engineering is currently complete for shipment scheduled in 2017. About ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • EPA Extends Public Comment Period to February 5 for Plan to Address Pollution at Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period for the cleanup plan proposed on September 30, 2013 for the Ringwood Mines Superfund site in Ringwood, NJ until February 5, 2014. The proposal contains plans to address contamination in three areas of the site: Peter’s Mine Pit – the removal of some potentially contaminated soil from around the opening of ...

  • RTO cleans methane from coal mining

    Using a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer to convert methane into carbon dioxide may prove a deterrent to Global Warming. Everybody's talking about clean coal. Vanishing are the images of smog-filled towns and blackened valleys of soot that made coal a byword for dirty fuel. In fact, like it or not, coal still produces about half of U.S.-produced electricity and about a quarter of the electricity ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Record fine proposed for coal mining operations

    The Obama administration is proposing a record fine for thousands of water pollution violations by coal mine operators in five Appalachian states. Alpha Natural Resources Inc., the nation's third-largest coal supplier, will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges from 79 mines and 25 coal processing facilities in West Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Malaysia to ban bauxite mining in Pahang for 3 months

    Malaysia's government said Wednesday it will ban the mining of bauxite in central Pahang state for three months from Jan. 15 to regulate the industry after its unfettered growth last year caused sea and air pollution. Bauxite mining began in central Pahang state in 2013 but production surged from mid-2014 amid strong demand from China after ...


    By Associated Press

  • VOC Emissions from Coal Mine Ventilation Shafts

    Recently the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) sent a letter asking coal mines in the state of Colorado to quantify the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and sulfur compounds on an annual basis.  According to the letter, the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) of the CDPHE has a concern that mine shafts and methane drainage wells, which exist for ...

  • Poland to support, develop industrial, coal mining region

    Poland's government, at its first ever session outside Warsaw, approved a multi-billion-euro plan on Tuesday to stimulate the coal-mining region of Silesia's industry and job market. Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz convened the weekly Cabinet session in the southern city of Katowice to stress her government's concern for the key industrial region. Its people complain of being laid off and neglected as ...


    By Associated Press

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