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  • Responsible water stewardship in the mining sector

    The International Council on Metals (ICMM) has published a comprehensive new approach to managing water around mining and metals operations, in guidance that details the priorities of all water users throughout the water catchment, as well as the water usage of the operation itself. The new Practical guide to catchment-based water management sets out a collaborative approach to water management ...


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  • How sustainable is `socially responsible` mining?

    In a six-day period over Christmas, two prominent anti-mining activists in El Salvador were shot dead in broad daylight. First, Ramiro Rivera Gomez, vice-president of the Cabanas Environment Committee, which is campaigning to stop Canadian mining company Pacific Rim from opening a gold mine in the area, was killed while walking with his 14-year-old daughter. Six days later, Dora 'Alicia' Recinos ...


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  • Responsible sourcing in the mining and metals industry

    The International Council on Mining and Minerals (ICMM) has published its first ever comprehensive guide on responsible sourcing for the mining and metals industry. ICMM CEO Tom Butler said, “as society increasingly seeks to purchase goods that have been produced in socially and environmentally responsible ways, we felt it was important to develop guidance on what good practice looks like ...

  • CIS region moving towards responsible mining

    Sustainability and HSE experts from the mining industry in the CIS region will gather to discuss the key trends in responsible mining in and around the region at the CIS Responsible Mining Forum, taking place on 26-27 November 2013 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 22 July, Almaty: Given the current and predicted pressure on the region's natural resources, mining companies have been stressing on the ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • 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 Releases Internal Report on Gold King Mine Response

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the findings of an internal review of the agency’s response to the Gold King Mine incident. Led by five EPA personnel from multiple EPA regions and Headquarters, the reviewers were tasked with developing a detailed, chronological description of events as well as identifying potential factors contributing to the release. The ...

  • Nine ways to make mining more responsible - by Paul Klein

    Last week I attended the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC),  the world’s largest annual gathering of the mineral industry.  The convention, which included trade and mining investment shows, attracted more than 22.000 people involved in exploration, discovery and development of mines around the world, ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Gold King Mine Release – New Mexico Response Activities

    EPA Region 6 deployed a federal on-scene coordinator from its emergency response team and scientific technicians under contract to EPA to assist the state in preparations for the potential impacts from the Gold King Mine release in Colorado. The initial EPA team arrived on-site late in the evening on August 6 and immediately on August 7 began to assisting the state. The team began collecting ...

  • EPA Updates Gold King Mine Response Website with Sampling Results, Documents

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted new surface water and sediment sampling results, along with additional documents related to the Gold King Mine incident. The new sampling results provide surface water data for September 4-5 and 7-9 from EPA Region 6, and Sediment Data for September 5-9, also from Region 6. The new data is available at ...

  • EPA Releases Additional Data and Public Records on Gold King Mine Response

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new data trend graphs and additional public records on the Gold King Mine response. What new documents are being released? EPA is releasing a contractor's Draft Technical Memo of the August 5 incident, including photographs, an EPA On Scene Coordinator's description of the events depicted in the photographs, and an EPA ...

  • EPA publishes notice identifying hardrock mining industry for financial responsibility requirements

    The U.S. EPA has identified the hardrock mining industry as its priority for developing financial assurance requirements. Financial assurance requirements help ensure that owners and operators of these facilities, not taxpayers, foot the bill for environmental cleanup. These requirements will be developed under section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability ...

  • EPA Update on Gold King Mine Response Efforts for August 16, 2015

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is committed to working closely with response agencies and state and local officials to ensure the safety of citizens, respond to concerns and to evaluate the water impacted by the spill. Today EPA provided the following updates: Website Updates-NEW INFO Photos Related to Gold King Mine Response: ...

  • EPA Update on Gold King Mine Response: Additional Data Results and Public Records

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an update on water quality and sediment data for the Animas and San Juan Rivers, as well as additional public records on the Gold King Mine response. What new documents are being released? EPA is releasing documents related to a previous NPL listing package for the Upper Animas Mining District National Priorities Listing. ...

  • EPA Seeks Small Entity Input on Financial Responsibility Requirements for Hardrock Mining Industry

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeks nominations from those small entities that may be subject to a proposed rule establishing financial responsibility requirements for facilities within the hardrock mining industry. Financial responsibility requirements help ensure that owners and operators of these facilities, not taxpayers, pay for environmental cleanup. The selected nominees ...

  • 3 PM MTN: EPA Daily Media Call on Gold King Mine Response

    EPA is providing a daily update for members of the media via conference call on the Gold King Mine response efforts. EPA is working closely with first responders and local and state officials in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Southern Ute Tribe and Navajo Nation to monitor water contaminated by the spill. The agency has activated its Emergency Operations System to ensure coordination among regions, ...

  • 3 PM MTN: EPA Daily Media Call on Gold King Mine Response

    EPA is providing a daily update for members of the media via conference call on the Gold King Mine response efforts. EPA is working closely with first responders and local and state officials in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Southern Ute Tribe and Navajo Nation to monitor water contaminated by the spill. The agency has activated its Emergency Operations System to ensure coordination among regions, ...

  • Reckless chase for raw materials - Study assesses corporate responsibility in the Metals & Mining industry

    Munich, 28 March 2007 – Representatives of German industry are currently looking anxiously at the growing hunger for raw materials in the newly industrialized countries of China and India and are asking themselves how Germany can secure stable long-term supplies of raw materials. Growth in the market is immense. Continual reports of mining disasters and of aggressive assaults on the environment ...


    By oekom research AG

  • U.S. EPA Update on Gold King Mine Response Efforts for August 15, 2015

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is committed to working closely with response agencies and state and local officials to ensure public safety, respond to concerns and evaluate impact to water contaminated by the spill. Today EPA provided the following updates: The Last 24 Hours New Mexico announced its determination that private domestic water well use along the Animas ...

  • Dragflow for social responsibility

    Dragflow is a world player in solid pumping solutions with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing heavy duty pumps and complete dredging equipments, focused on the continuous development of its design and manufacturing activities for dredging, mining and industrial sectors. But there is another area where Dragflow is on top: the social environment. With 25 years of worldwide experience, ...


    By Dragflow S.r.l.

  • EPA seeks small business input on financial responsibility requirements for Hard Rock mining (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites small businesses to participate in a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) panel on a proposed rule that would establish financial responsibility requirements for classes of facilities within the hard rock mining industry. The requirements will help ensure that owners and operators of the facilities, not taxpayers, foot the bill for ...

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