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  • Sustainable waste solution for remote mining camps

    Eco Waste Solutions is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to design, build and supply the on-site waste incinerator at the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic.Eco Waste Solutions was selected by Fluor (Vancouver), the EPCM for this mining project, on behalf of two leading Canadian mining companies: Barrick Gold and Goldcorp. The project required a responsible waste ...


    By Eco Waste Solutions

  • Consultation begins on mining waste permit at Hemerdon

    The Environment Agency is seeking views from the local community and interested groups following the application for environmental permits from mining company Wolf Minerals (UK) Limited for Hemerdon Mine, Devon. The company has applied to carry out a mining waste operation at their site near Plympton, which is one of the largest tungsten reserves in the world. The Agency has also received an ...

  • Will asbestos mining waste yield plants, biofuels?

    CP - A federal government plan to transform mountains of asbestos mining waste in Quebec into lush greenery could pose a risk to citizens living nearby, according to internal documents. Ottawa is digging into tailings in the heart of Canada's asbestos country to see if they could one day yield plants, and even sprout biofuel crops. The Natural Resources Canada project in Thetford Mines also aims ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Researchers tap into CO2 storage potential of mine waste

    It's time to value the greenhouse gas-trapping potential of mine waste and start making money from it, says mining engineer and geologist Michael Hitch of the University of British Columbia (UBC). Hitch studies the value of mine waste rock for its CO2-sequestration potential, or "SP." He says mining companies across Canada will, in future, be able to offset CO2 emissions with so-named "SP rock," ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Environment Agency grants mining waste permit at Balcombe

    The Environment Agency has today (Wednesday, 24 July) granted a mining waste permit to Cuadrilla Balcombe Ltd (Cuadrilla). This permit covers the management of wastes arising from an exploratory borehole to test for oil and gas reserves at Balcombe in West Sussex. After a thorough assessment the Environment Agency is confident that, providing their permit is complied with, the environment ...

  • 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

  • The mines of the future - `waste to energy+recycling` shows what waste can do for resource protection – special congress `Urban Mining`

    On May 19, 2011 the second "Urban Mining" congress is held in conjunction with the international exhibition and conference "waste to energy+recycling" in Bremen, Germany. Expert talks and panel discussions will focus on how the challenge of scarce resources can be met. Particularly the materials available in urban environments can play a significant role as resources. The congress covers a wide ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Mining the sea of plastic

    Earlier this month, two ships sailed from California to study a large patch of the Pacific Ocean, known as the 'plastic vortex,' where maritime currents are causing plastic litter to congregate. Scientists aboard will try to determine how much plastic is in the vortex and its impact on marine life. They will also consider whether it can be recovered. One of the ships is a sailboat named Kaisei; ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mine water treatment partnership

    CONSOL Energy Inc. and Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies have formed an agreement to design and build a state-of-the-art Zero Liquid Waste Discharge system to treat mine water. The parties are also completing an agreement for operation and maintenance of the facility, which will be located near Mannington, West Vancouver and will treat mine water from several coal mines. Veolia ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Transitional assistance for waste coal mine gas under the renewable energy target

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, announced an amendment that will see the Renewable Energy Target (RET) 'topped up' to allow existing waste coal mine gas projects to generate Renewable Energy Certificates. The Government is conscious that cessation of the New South Wales Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme and the transition to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme may ...


    By Australian Government

  • GTSO: E-Waste Numbers Point to Cities as the Mines of the Future

    The unprecedented explosion in electronic waste is turning landfills all over the globe into potential gold mines. Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GTSO) is working to deliver the processing technologies and best practices necessary to turn that trash into treasure. According to the International Environmental Technology Center of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), e-waste is ...

  • Court decision prevents dumping of coal mine waste in US waters

    In a federal court decision this week, environmental groups won a case that will help protect US waters from surface coal mining waste. The case, heard by the Southern District of West Virginia, challenged an Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide permit that would have authorized waste material disposal from surface coal mining into U.S. waters. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Ohio ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA: Colorado mine waste spill larger than first reported

     The Environmental Protection Agency says the mine waste spill into Colorado waters is much larger than originally estimated. But an EPA official said Sunday that she doesn't believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the wastewater from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado. The agency said the amount of ...


    By Associated Press

  • VIDEO: Mining the e-waste mountain & recovering precious metals

    Tetronics’ plasma recovery technology provides a global, yet localised solution for recovering valuable precious metals from the World’s fasted growing waste stream – e Waste. Tetronics are a world leader in providing solutions for electronics recycling. Click ...

  • Australian Market for Water and Waste Water Asset Management in the Mining Industry

    This research service/ study focuses on water and waste water asset management in the Australian mining industry by examining mining activities across several Australian states and providing insights for coal, metal ore, and other mining sectors. Furthermore, insights of investments into the sector, market drivers and restraints and an analysis of political, economic, social and technology are ...


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