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  • 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

  • Aquatech, new Dragflow partner in Eastern Canada

    Dragflow, one of the main manufacturers of dredging and mining pumps has partnered with Aquatech Pump and Power Inc, leader in Dewatering and Pump related services in Ontario, to promote Dragflow pumps in Eastern Canada, from Ontario to the East Coast. Dragflow products are well known for their ability to handle high concentration of abrasive material as well as their ability to work in high ...


    By Dragflow S.r.l.

  • More than US$22m sought for Northern California mine site cleanup

    The US Department of Justice, on behalf of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, filed a complaint today seeking more than $22 million to recover past cleanup costs at the Lava Cap Mine Superfund Site in Nevada County, Calif. The complaint, filed against alleged former owner and operator Canadian-based Sterling Centrecorp Inc., and ...

  • China Green & Safe Mining Summit 2010 upcoming

    Hosted by Duxes Business Consulting Inc. and endorsed by powerful organizations around the world, China Green & Safe Mining Summit 2010 will take place on July 22nd - 23rd, 2010 in Beijing, China. The summit is to explore the green mining market and recently released policy and regulations in China. The summit is also aimed at providing a communication platform for all the delegates to ...

  • China Green & Safe Mining Summit 2010

    China Green & Safe Mining Summit 2010 is to explore the green mining market and recently released policy and regulations in China. The summit is also aimed at providing a communication platform for all the delegates to exchange ideas and make new contacts. Top executives will be gathered to find solutions to enhance safe & risk control, upgrade tailing dam management and optimize water ...

  • New Dragflow pumps

    Dragflow manufactures unique specialized submersible pumps for heavy duty pumping applications, specifically designed for the pumping of slurries with a high content of abrasive solids. Aquatech now offers this unique pump line and technology to the Canadian market as an exclusive distributor for Eastern Canada (Ontario and Quebec through to the Canadian East Coast). What’s ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pump booster sets for buchim mine

    MZT Pumpi - Skopje has successfully produced and installed three booster sets for a pumping station in Buchim mine in Radovish, Macedonia. The booster sets were installed in order to protect the environment from the polluted water that is generated by the mine"s work. Additionally, MZT Pumpi, in consortium with the company Euroing Gevgelija, produced and installed another booster set for ...

  • EPA Releases Bristol Bay Assessment Describing Potential Impacts to Salmon and Water From Copper, Gold Mining

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its final Bristol Bay Assessment describing potential impacts to salmon and ecological resources from proposed large-scale copper and gold mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The report, titled "An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska," concludes that large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed ...

  • New Reservoir Will Funnel Colorado River Water to Nevada

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (ENS) - A bill that directs the Bureau of Reclamation to construct a new reservoir to capture billions of gallons of Colorado River water requested by Arizona and California users but not used, was signed into law today by President George W. Bush. Included in the massive HR 6111 Tax Relief and Health Care Act, the measure will enable the capture and use of ...

  • Advertising not sustainable, authority tells Shell

    A Shell suggestion in advertising that oil sands were a sustainable energy source has been ruled out of order by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority, upholding a complaint lodged by WWF-UK. WWF-UK has launched its own advertising campaign via a video billboard at central London’s busiest railway station, stating that 'Shell can't hide the environmental impact of their oil sand projects.´ ...

  • Energy versus the environment in Alberta’s tar sands

    A report by Environmental Defence, a Toronto-based environmental research group, says exploitation of Alberta’s Tar Sands is Canada’s most serious environmental liability. Rick Smith, executive director of Environmental Defence, says 'Few Canadians know that Canada is home to one of the world’s largest dams and it is built to hold toxic waste from just one Tar Sands operation. There is nowhere ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy versus the environment in Canada`s Tar Sands

    A report by Environmental Defence, a Toronto-based environmental research group, says exploitation of Alberta's Tar Sands is Canada's most serious environmental liability. Rick Smith, executive director of Environmental Defence, says 'Few Canadians know that Canada is home to one of the world's largest dams and it is built to hold toxic waste from just one Tar Sands operation. There is nowhere ...

  • EPA adds anaconda copper mining CO. Smelter and refinery in cascade county to superfund site list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with support from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), today announced the addition of the Anaconda Copper Mining Co. Smelter and Refinery (ACM) site in Cascade County, Montana, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. The ACM site is now eligible for Federal cleanup funds that will support an extensive ...

  • Crews report progress against Yosemite fire

    Crews were finally gaining ground by late Monday on a massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park as officials also expressed optimism that no water or power disruptions would come from the blaze burning along the shores of the main reservoir that supplies San Francisco. While the fire continued to grow in size, containment numbers ...


    By Associated Press

  • Less and More: Why You Should Pump Slurries with a Peristaltic Pump

    LESS WATER Peristaltic Pumps Use Less Water Hose pumps can circulate slurry SGs of 1.6 to 1.8 or up to 80% solid content. The traditional centrifugal pump loses efficiency when the slurry SG reaches 1.3 or 30% solids. With this limitation, slurry pumps have significant process water demands : on a plant processing 70 tonnes of ore per hour, ...

  • Energy versus the environment in Alberta’s tar sands

    A report released last week by Environmental Defence (Canada’s Toxic Tar Sands) focuses on concerns being expressed across Canada and around the world about the environmental cost of exploiting the Tar Sands of Alberta, which it calls Canada’s most serious environmental liability. The Toronto-based ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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