mining pollution News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Report sheds light on benefits of small-scale mining

    The controversial practice of artisanal and small-scale mining could offer millions of marginalised people a sustainable livelihood, but there are serious knowledge gaps in the sector that hinder effective and inclusive policymaking, says a report published today (5 March). The lack of effective policies and knowledge required to generate such policies, as well as scant interest from ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Controversial UK Campaign Attacks Canadian Oil Mines

    Britain Asked to Rethink Alberta and Boycott Tar SandsLONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 08/18/10 -- Editors Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this press release. The latest example of environmental devastation caused by the oil industry will be in sharp focus in the UK for the next month. Today will see the launch of a controversial campaign called Rethink ...


  • Illegal Spanish opencast mine fined €170m

    A fine of €170m has been imposed on Spain’s largest private mining company for operating an opencast coal mine for 11 years without environmental or planning permission. The fine is by far the largest ever imposed in Europe for an environmental offence, ENDS believes. The Spanish penalty was set by the municipality of Villablino in accordance with statutes of the regional administration of ...

  • Environmental treatmentand solutions for mining and road problems

    For years the practice of mining has depleted the world's valuable supply of raw materials. While these supplies are being consumed a large portion of them are being wasted during and after the mining process due to the continuous losses of fines through the previously unavoidable procurement of suspended particulate matter. The results of these suspended particles of raw materials are not only ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Cleanup of Abandoned Coal Mines Could Become Cheaper

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, November 2, 2007 (ENS) - The high cost of treating the acid mine drainage that has damaged more than 6,000 miles of Pennsylvania streams has kept many companies from entering the cleanup business, but that may change with the state’s financial support for a new technology now being used in Cambria County. Earlier this week, Pennsylvania Environmental ...

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