tailings News

  • No “Tail-Light Warranty” here!

    Some bolted steel tank companies’ warranty lasts only as long as you can see the taillights on their trucks as they leave the job site. We take great pride in the quality of our bolted tanks and the skill of our tank installation teams. Superior Tank Co., ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Bishop tails waste paper trail

    A bishop has followed his household waste paper collection to a paper mill to determine its fate. The Bishop of Birmingham, the Right Rev David Urquhart, hitched a ride with the Birmingham City Council crew that collects his recycled paper. He followed the load to the Smurfit Kappa mill in Nechells, Birmingham where the material is recycled into packaging. Urquhart said: 'It is great to know ...

  • Suncor energy receives approval for tailings management plan

    Suncor Energy today reported it has received approval for its tailings management plan from the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). The plan proposed the expansion of a new approach to tailings management called TROTM. "This is great news and a significant milestone in addressing one of the greatest reclamation challenges in oil sands mining," said Kirk Bailey, executive vice president, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Suncor energy receives approval for tailings management plan

    Suncor Energy has received approval for a new tailings management plan from the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board for a new approach to speed up the drying and reclamation of oilsands tailings ...

  • Suncor receives approval for tailings management plan

    Suncor Energy today reported it has received approval for its tailings management plan from the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). The plan proposed the expansion of a new approach to tailings management called TROTM. "This is great news and a significant milestone in addressing one of the greatest reclamation challenges in oil sands mining," said Kirk Bailey, executive vice president, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Suncor lets major contract for tailings management

    Mullen Group Ltd. has announced that its wholly owned operating subsidiary Canadian Dewatering L.P. has been awarded a major contract by Suncor Energy as part of the company's new approach to tailings management at its oil sands mining operations. 'This is an important new piece of business for our organization, one that expands the service offerings Canadian Dewatering provides to one of our ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BacTech Begins Tailing Sampling at Telamayu, Bolivia

    BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company"), (CNSX: BAC)(WKN: A1H4TY) announces that it has obtained approval from Corporacion Minera de Bolivia, the state-owned mining company for Bolivia ("COMIBOL") and has begun sampling tailings from the Telamayu mill site in Bolivia. At this stage there is no agreement in place between BacTech and COMIBOL but if the sampling results ...


    By Marketwire

  • Suncor Energy to commemorate surface reclamation of first tailings pond

    CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/10 -- Suncor Energy will mark an industry milestone, becoming the first oil sands company to complete surface reclamation of a tailings pond, during a ceremony to be held at its oil sands facilities north of Fort McMurray on September 23, 2010, beginning at 1:00 p.m. MDT (3:00 p.m. EDT). The 220-hectare site was the company's ...


    By Marketwire

  • Environment: Commission takes Romania to Court over toxic tailing pond

    The European Commission is taking Romania to Court for a failure to comply with EU legislation on mining waste (i.e. waste resulting from the extraction, treatment and storage of mineral resources and the working of quarries). The case concerns the Boșneag pond, a 102-hectare tailing pond that holds waste extracted from copper and zinc mines in Moldova Noua, ...

  • 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

  • How can oil-sands companies reclaim decade’s worth of tailings ponds?

    Alberta oil-sand companies are forced to clean up their act, and their tailings ponds with the announcement from The Energy Resources Conservation Board now placing stringent regulations on all tailings ponds in Alberta. These new regulations will have monumental effects on how oil-sands companies deal with their waste. With the recent announcement many oil-sands companies must now seek a ...


  • 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

  • Suncor Energy completes surface reclamation of first tailings pond

    Suncor Energy today marked an industry milestone, becoming the first oil sands company to complete surface reclamation of a tailings pond, a key step in returning the site back to nature. The 220-hectare site is located at Suncor's oil sands mining operations, north of Fort McMurray. Known as Pond 1, it was the company's first storage pond for oil sands tailings when commercial production began ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 100m gallons of Colorado River contaminated by uranium mill tailings

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has amended its 2005 Record of Decision (ROD) for the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project to allow for the use of truck or rail in transporting residual radioactive materials from the Moab site in Utah.  These materials will be relocated to a new disposal site 30 miles north at Crescent Junction, Utah. “The Department is committed ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Uhde wins new contracts for EnviNOx® tail gas treatment units for the abatement of greenhouse gases

    Uhde has been commissioned by the Hungarian fertiliser company Nitrogénmüvek Zrt. to engineer and supply a tail gas treatment unit based on the EnviNOx® technology. The EnviNOx® unit will be installed in a new nitric acid plant in Petfürdö, around 80 kilometres south-west of Budapest, and is scheduled to come on-stream in May 2007. Uhde's EnviNOx® process uses a special catalyst to convert the ...


    By ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH

  • Little action apparent on toxic tailings six months after Hungary red mud disaster

    Six months after being deluged by a tide of toxic red sludge, towns downstream of the failed alumina tailings dam near Ajka, Hungary remain ruined and largely deserted, with residents and former residents still waiting for authorities to deliver on much of the promised assistance. Elsewhere in Eastern Europe, residents of other towns threatened by tailings dams are noting that little has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Little action apparent on toxic tailings six months after Hungary red mud disaster

    Six months after being deluged by a tide of toxic red sludge, towns downstream of the failed alumina tailings dam near Ajka, Hungary remain ruined and largely deserted, with residents and former residents still waiting for authorities to deliver on much of the promised assistance. Elsewhere in Eastern Europe, residents of other towns threatened by tailings dams are noting that little has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Region 7 to Host Informational Sessions March 4 and 5 for Big River Mine Tailings, Madison County Mines Superfund Sites

    EPA Region 7 will host separate Public Availability Meetings next week in Park Hills and Fredericktown, Mo., to update area residents on the progress of sampling and remediating lead-contaminated residential properties and other cleanup work at the Big River Mine Tailings and Madison County Mines Superfund sites. Residents interested in the latest information about the Big River Mine Tailings ...

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