tailings storage 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.

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • Bolivian mine acquires filter presses

    Coeur Manquiri, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US-based Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation, recently purchased three MC Press filter presses from Siemens Water Technologies for its San Bartolome mine in Potosi, Bolivia. The dewatering filter presses will allow improved dry-stacked tailings management on site. The MC Press filter presses are expected to become operational later this year. ...

  • 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

  • PHOENIX Process Equipment Co. shows its auto/CHEM™ Polymer Systems in a new brochure.

    The PHOENIX Model D auto/CHEM™ Dry Polymer System meters and mixes dry chemicals with water and delivers the slurry to thickening and/or dewatering equipment. Compact, skid-mounted packages including dry polymer storage, wetting hopper, pumps, piping train, and controls simplify installation and start-up. Automatic (PLC) controls are available for maximum operational flexibility. PHOENIX ...

  • Polymer Systems Brochure

    PHOENIX Process Equipment Co. shows its auto/CHEM™ Polymer Systems in a new brochure.  The PHOENIX Model D auto/CHEM™ Dry Polymer System meters and mixes dry chemicals with water and delivers the slurry to thickening and/or dewatering equipment.  Compact, skid-mounted packages including dry polymer storage, wetting hopper, pumps, piping train, and controls simplify installation and ...

  • Aquatech dewatering opens new branch in Ontario

    Aquatech Dewatering Company and Aquatech Pump and Power announced the opening of their new Sudbury, Ontario Branch for May 1st of this year. The Sudbury Branch is Aquatech’s third full service branch in Ontario; the head office in Concord and the Eastern Ontario branch in Ottawa. The new branch is strategically located in close proximity to Northern Ontario's surging mining sector which is ...

  • Aquatech Dewatering Opens New Branch In Sudbury, Ontario

    Aquatech Dewatering Company and Aquatech Pump and Power announced the opening of their new Sudbury, Ontario Branch for May 1st of this year. The Sudbury Branch is Aquatech’s third full service branch in Ontario; the head office in Concord and the Eastern Ontario branch in Ottawa. The new branch is strategically located in close proximity to Northern Ontario's surging mining sector ...

  • Scraping the bottom of the oil barrel a significant new climate risk

    Exploitation of North America’s shale and tar-sand oil reserves could increase atmospheric CO2 levels by up to 15%, a new report from WWF-UK and the major UK financial group Co-Operative Financial Services (CFS) has warned. Extraction of the projected 1,115 billion barrels of recoverable oil from unconventional fuel sources such as Alberta’s oil sands and Colorado’s oil shale, which involve much ...


    By WWF UK

  • DOE Seeks Projects to Advance Carbon Dioxide Utilization from Coal-Fired Power Plants

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced approximately $6.7 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects that will develop technologies that utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants to produce useful products. DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy is seeking these projects as part of the Department’s Carbon Storage program, which has the goal of developing and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Greenpeacers arrested protesting oil sands in Northern Alberta

    Eleven Greenpeace activists entered Syncrude's Aurora North Tar Sands facility north of Fort McMurray last week, erecting a banner that transformed the opening of a tailings pond pipe into the 'mouth' of a giant skull, spewing toxic sludge. Shortly after 8:00 am, two Greenpeaceers blocked the pipe by shutting down the valve before chaining and locking themselves to the control box. Two other ...

  • Oil and water don’t mix – but can they co-exist?

    Real progress is being made to reduce the environmental impact of oil sands activities. But that message is being lost in the flood of bad press about contamination of adjacent waterways and concerns about those ugly tailings ponds. Oil and water don't mix. But can they co-exist? August has not been a good month for the Alberta oil sands industry. The tidal wave of bad news that flooded the media ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Playa Grande Beach on the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Protect Public While Potential Munition Is Investigated

    The EPA is closely monitoring activities related to potential munitions debris spotted in the water off the shore of the Playa Grande beach area of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) and urges residents and tourists to heed a local beach closing. The Playa Grande area of the Refuge has been closed since Sunday, December 7, 2014 to protect beachgoers while the Navy investigates what ...

  • Aquatech Dewatering Opens New Branch In Sudbury, Ontario

    Aquatech Dewatering Company and Aquatech Pump and Power announced the opening of their new Sudbury, Ontario Branch for May 1st of this year. The Sudbury Branch is Aquatech’s third full service branch in Ontario; the head office in Concord and the Eastern Ontario branch in Ottawa. The new branch is strategically located in close proximity to Northern Ontario’s surging mining ...

  • 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 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 ...

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