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  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Virginia company sues state in hopes of mining uranium

    A mining company that wants to tap one of the world's largest uranium deposits sued Virginia on Wednesday to end a decades-long state moratorium on mining the radioactive ore. Virginia Uranium Inc., which puts a market value of $6 billion on the deposit, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court to have the 1982 ban lifted so it can begin mining the 119 million-pound deposit near the North ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA announces Nevada environmental enforcement accomplishments for 2006

    SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement actions in Nevada for 2006 brought environmental and public health benefits for the state’s residents as polluters paid over $4 million to correct environmental violations and prevent future pollution. The EPA invested approximately $2.25 million in Superfund monies to abate further environmental damage at the Anaconda ...

  • Pollution, Invasive Species Plague Great Lakes National Parks

    CHICAGO, Illinois, October 11, 2007 (ENS) - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan is in danger of being loved to death. High numbers of visitors are trampling down vegetation and erosion is occurring in high traffic areas. Water quality and the ecological integrity of Lake Michigan at the Dunes is in poor condition due to invasive species such as quagga and zebra mussels, ...

  • 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 ...

  • The search for clean coal

    Many countries and companies are pursuing with vigour the concept of ‘clean coal’, where toxic emissions of are reduced by over 90% and sulphur and greenhouse gas emissions are rendered virtually non-existent. Research is underway in Europe, North America and Asia on how to make use of the world’s most abundant fossil fuel in ways that are environmentally and socially more ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Lone Star Sierra Club sues to void uranium waste license

    The Sierra Club has filed suit in state district court to overturn a decision by the state's environmental regulatory agency to grant a license for disposal of thousands of cubic feet of highly radioactive uranium waste material in far western Andrews County near the New Mexico border. On May 21, the disposal license was issued to Waste Control Specialists, WCS, to bury 3,776 canisters of ...

  • 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

  • Randgold Resources and Tenke Fungurume big winners at this year’s DRC Mining Industry Awards

    Randgold Resources Limited CEO Dr Mark Bristow was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the DRC Mining Industry Awards during a sold-out gala dinner ceremony on Thursday evening in Kinshasa. Randgold scored a double win at the awards by also winning as the industry’s Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety. Tenke Fungurume Mining won two awards as well: as Mining ...

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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