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  • New plans announced to govern oil sands tailings ponds and water use

    The Government of Alberta has introduced new steps to reduce tailings ponds and to regulate the use of water from the Athabasca River for oil sands development activities. Emissions reducing investments generate employment and economic growth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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. ...

  • Dumping mine waste into Lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as "tailings impoundment areas." Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Dumping mine waste into lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly 'reclassified' as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as 'tailings impoundment areas.'  Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking the first steps toward possibly restricting or even prohibiting development of a massive gold-and-copper prospect near the headwaters of a world-premier sockeye salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. The decision follows release of an EPA report in January that found large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed posed significant risk to salmon ...


    By Associated Press

  • Company claims breakthrough clean mining process

    Kachan & Co., a cleantech research and consulting firm, has published a report examining the clean mining claims of mine developer American Manganese (TSX.V: AMY; Pink Sheets: AMYZF; Frankfurt: 2AM). The company is developing a manganese deposit in Arizona and aiming to become the lowest cost producer of the metal, which is used in lithium ion and other batteries, as well as other cleantech ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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 ...

  • ARCO pays US$2.7m to contain waste at old copper mine

    The Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, has been ordered to reimburse the federal government US$2.77 million for work already performed to clean up abandoned wastes from the Anaconda copper mine that are contaminating air and water in central Nevada. The order issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency also requires ARCO to fund and develop a plan for a technical assistance program to ...

  • Sandoval: Nevada needs more time on mine Superfund status

    Facing a deadline set by federal regulators, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Friday the state needs more time to decide whether to end its long-held opposition to having an abandoned Nevada mine listed among the nation's most contaminated sites. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials notified Sandoval last month that if they didn't hear from him by Friday, they'd formally propose placing ...


    By Associated Press

  • Toxins from Iron King Mine have Dewey-Humboldt Residents Concerned

    Environmental testing solutions for abandoned mines include testing for hazardous waste, toxins, particulates and groundwater contamination.  All of these analyses are available from LA Testing. Los Alamitos, CA, May 19th, 2010. The Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter encompass over 300 acres on the outskirts of the Central Arizona town of Dewey-Humboldt.  Although it has been decades ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Public meeting for ely mine superfund site in Vershire, VT - Wed. 7/27/11 at 7PM

    A neighborhood meeting will be held this Wednesday to help Vershire residents learn about a proposed cleanup plan for the Ely Copper Mine Superfund Site.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Vershire Town Center Building, 27 Vershire Center Rd., Vershire, VT 05079. EPA also intends to hold a formal public hearing, at which residents and other concerned parties may submit comments for ...

  • Want to get to know International Lining Technology better?

    International Lining Technology would like to wish everyone a happy, exciting new year. We have many projects and events to look forward to in 2015. One of the many includes two great industry conferences in February that will allow us to connect with both old and new clients. Project manager Sean Gill and others from our company will be attending the  ...

  • Want to get to know International Lining Technology better?

    International Lining Technology would like to wish everyone a happy, exciting new year. We have many projects and events to look forward to in 2015. One of the many includes two great industry conferences in February that will allow us to connect with both old and new clients. Project manager Sean Gill and others from our company will be attending the  ...

  • Numerical modeling of geomembranes

    SoilVision Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of internal boundary conditions which can be used to represent geomembrane materials. The new feature was implemented in response to requests from customers and represents a significant improvement for the numerical modeling of a number of different scenarios involving geomembranes. More specifically, the geomembrane internal boundary ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • EPA, Department of Justice, and Hecla Limited settle Clean Water Act violations, reduce pollution bound for South Fork Coeur d’Alene River

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and Hecla Limited, owner of the Lucky Friday Mine and Mill, have reached a settlement concerning water pollution violations near the headwaters of the South Fork Coeur d’Alene River. The South Fork Coeur d’Alene River runs through the heart of North Idaho’s “Silver Valley,” ambitiously recovering ...

  • Booth and sponsorship opportunities available at GeoAmericas conference

    The GeoAmericas 2016, the third Pan-American conference on geosynthetics, has opened to the public booth and sponsorship opportunities to the general public. A few booth spaces are still available in the exhibit hall starting at $3,000 for member organizations. Many sponsorship and ad packages also are available. The gathering of engineers, academic-related professionals, facility owners, ...

  • Radar protects birds at oil sands facility

    The same advanced radar technology that helps keep birds and planes apart at airports is now protecting birds from contact with tailings ponds at Alberta Oil Sands production facilities. The Accipiter® Bird Protection Radar System recently installed at Syncrude Canada Ltd. facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is the largest and most sophisticated radar-based bird protection system ever ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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