tailing disposal News

  • DOE Moab Project Safely Removes 7 Million Tons of Mill Tailings

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has safely moved another million tons of uranium mill tailings from the Moab site in Utah under the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project. This brings the total tailings shipped to an engineered disposal cell near Crescent Junction, Utah, to 7 million tons. “We’re nearly 45 percent complete in relocating the 16-million-ton uranium mill ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 6 Million Tons of Mill Tailings Removed From DOE Moab Project Site

    Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that 6 million tons of uranium mill tailings have been shipped from Moab, Utah, under the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project to an engineered disposal cell near Crescent Junction, Utah. The shipments mark continued progress toward relocating the 16-million-ton uranium mill tailings pile away from the Colorado River. “The federal ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • MAC releases second version of the OMS Guide

    The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) released the second edition of its Developing an Operation, Maintenance and Surveillance Manual for Tailings and Water Management Facilities (the OMS Guide) on March 5, 2019. The OMS Guide was first released in 2003. The revised OMS Guide provides strengthened guidance on the ...

  • 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 ...


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  • Secretary Chu highlights recovery act cleanup progress

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced that the Department’s Environmental Management program has spent more than $1.5 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds on cleanup projects around the country – 25 percent of the program’s total - creating an estimated 14,400 jobs since the start of the Recovery Act. “Because of the Recovery Act, programs around the country have been able ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 SERIES

  • Obama Administration announces major step forward for the American centrifuge plant

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Obama Administration reached a major milestone in its efforts to secure an advanced domestic uranium enrichment capability for national security purposes.  The Energy Department, USEC Inc. and American Centrifuge Demonstration, LLC, have signed a set of agreements that will enable the research, development and demonstration (RD&D) ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Moab Project Safely Logs 2 Million Work Hours

    The number 1,584 may not mean much to most people, but for the workers on the U.S. Department of Energy Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project, it represents the number of days without a work-related, lost-time injury or illness, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. That’s more than 4 years, from November 2009 through February 2014. In those 4-plus ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Report warns oil sands investors of toxic wastewater`s financial risk

    A new report from RiskMetrics Group, a financial research firm, warns investors that some leading oil sands companies may be particularly exposed to financial risk from toxic waste water liabilities. The report attempts to quantify the true cost of cleaning up billions of barrels of contaminated water resulting from the mining and refining operations of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Global Mineral Professionals Alliance undertakes International Action on Tailings

    A collaborative initiative between leading professional minerals organizations seeks to tackle challenges surrounding tailings TORONTO, March 4, 2019 – In light of the global challenges faced around mine waste, particularly tailings, the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA) will undertake the Global Action on Tailings initiative. The initiative was announced at a recent ...

  • Moab mill tailings removal project plans to resume train shipments in March; all of the laid off workers will return

    All 27 employees of the Remedial Action Contractor (RAC) to the U.S. Department of Energy will return to work on the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project on March 4, following a 3-month planned furlough. Project shipping and disposal operations have been shut down, as planned, since late November 2012, but are scheduled to resume March 7, after the contractor ensures employees have ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Moab Project Exceeds 5 Years of Operations Without Lost-Time Injury, Illness

    It has been more than five years since workers on the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project in Utah had a lost-time injury or illness. This represents roughly 2.2 million hours of safe work. Although the project has a successful safety record, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • North American industrial pollution profile released

    Taking Stock Online, released today by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, provides the latest integrated North American data and most comprehensive picture of industrial pollution across North America. It documents reported releases and transfers of 5.7 billion kilograms of toxic pollutants in 2006 from industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The North American ...


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  • North American industrial pollution impacts on our shared water environment

    The 13th edition of the Taking Stock report, released today by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), provides the most comprehensive picture of industrial pollution across North America, documenting reported releases and transfers of 5.7 billion kilograms of pollutants from facilities reporting to pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) programs in Canada, Mexico and the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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