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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 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 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

  • Reclaiming the Sydney tar ponds

    Canada’s most famous contaminated site may finally be receiving the treatment that it has sorely needed for two decades. Earth Tech Canada has been retained by the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency (STPA) to design, construct and oversee the remediation of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Site in Nova Scotia. How the largest remediation project in the country unfolds is likely to change the way ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BioLargo Selected as Founding Member of Canadian Government Backed Research Chair to Develop Sustainable Solutions for Oil Sands Industry Contaminated Water and Tailings Ponds Problems

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO), creator of patented iodine technologies, today announced that it has been selected as a founding member of a Canadian ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Protect Migrating Birds From Collection Ponds With Bird-B-Gone’s Heavy Duty Pond Netting

    Bird-B-Gone, Inc. leading manufacturer of effective, humane bird deterrents would like to announce a new addition to their line of professional grade bird control products, Heavy Duty Pond Netting. Recent studies have shown that every year, thousands of protected ...


    By PRWeb

  • Protect Migrating Birds from Collection Ponds with Bird-B-Gone’s Heavy Duty Pond Netting

    Mission Viejo, CA – Bird-B-Gone, Inc. leading manufacturer of effective, humane bird deterrents would like to announce a new addition to their line of professional grade bird control products, Heavy Duty Pond Netting. Recent studies have ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • 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

  • New Canadian regulations have oil-sands companies cleaning up

    Alberta oil-sands companies are forced to clean up their tailings ponds with the recent announcement from The Energy Resources Conservation Board now placing stringent regulations on all tailings ponds in Alberta. The new regulations have placed time lines on the reclaiming process which have these companies seeking immediate solutions. Some of the tailings ponds go back as far as four decades ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • REDmeters Launches The Mining RM3

    REDmeters, an Orlando Florida based company, is launching their RM3, a density meter that is said to blow all competition out of the tailing pond. This is new for a Mining Industry that has been struggling to make ends meet in its spiraling market. Non-Nuclear The company prides the RM3 as a non-nuclear density ...


    By REDmeters

  • Radar protects birds at oil sands facility

    The same advanced radar technology that helps keep birds and planes apart at airports is now protecting birds from contact with tailings ponds at Alberta Oil Sands production facilities. The Accipiter® Bird Protection Radar System recently installed at Syncrude Canada Ltd. facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is the largest and most sophisticated radar-based bird protection system ever ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 Foundation

  • ARCO Ordered to Investigate Radioactivity at Anaconda Mine

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered to the Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, to begin an investigation to determine the nature and extent of contamination at the Anaconda Copper Mine in Yerington, Nevada. The order requires ARCO to conduct a remedial investigation and feasibility study for most of the 3,468 acre mine site. ...

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