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  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Oxidation of sulfides in waste rock piles

    Oxidation of sulfides in mining wastes produces high concentrations of sulfate, iron, and other metals and frequently also very low pH values. Compared with fine-grain mine tailings produced in ore treatment by flotation and other techniques, waste rock is just displaced material comprising large particles deposited into piles. In waste rock piles with high permeability and sulfide content, the ...

  • Nuclear waste dumps threaten environment

    'I carry clean [drinking] water with my truck to the villages upstream almost on a daily basis. I was born here and I remember that in the past the road on this side of the river was closed to traffic. They say that was because of some mines and radioactive waste tailings,' Bakyt told IRIN in Kairygach, about 10-15 minutes' drive from Mailuu-Suu. There are some signs warning about radioactivity ...


    By IRIN

  • 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

  • Will asbestos mining waste yield plants, biofuels?

    CP - A federal government plan to transform mountains of asbestos mining waste in Quebec into lush greenery could pose a risk to citizens living nearby, according to internal documents. Ottawa is digging into tailings in the heart of Canada's asbestos country to see if they could one day yield plants, and even sprout biofuel crops. The Natural Resources Canada project in Thetford Mines also aims ...


    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

  • EPA completes cleanup of mine waste in Superior, Montana

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the completed cleanup of contaminated mining waste within the town of Superior that began on September 8, 2013. As part of this project, mining waste containing heavy metals including antimony, lead and arsenic that exceeded human health thresholds was removed from 38 residential properties and the Mineral County Airport and placed at ...

  • Food for Thought on Waste over Festive Season

    Christmas for many around the world is a time of plenty: stomachs full to bursting and gifts spilling out from beneath the tree as we indulge those we love. But in the days that follow, who hasn't felt a slight twinge of guilt at the food we scrape into the bin or the old gadgets that are now going to gather dust in the cupboard or end up on the scrapheap? Don't worry, though, for there are ...

  • High-level forum stresses need to tackle radioactive waste in Central Asia

    A high-level forum organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) wrapped up in Geneva this week with the adoption of a joint declaration stressing the need to tackle the challenge of radioactive waste in Central Asia. The meeting brought together over 100 representatives from the region, international organizations, donors and others to discuss the problems associated with the ...


    By United Nations

  • Bekaert Clean Enclosed Burner now used for commercial waste to energy processes

    Agilyx Corporation, the first company to economically convert difficult to recycle waste plastic into synthetic crude oil is building its first commercial waste-to-energy facility in the Upper Midwest. Over the next 6 months, three additional facilities will be installed in the Deep South and the Pacific Northwest.  Each facility will be fitted with a Bekaert CEB 350, which has a maximum ...


    By AEREON

  • ARCO pays US$2.7m to contain waste at old copper mine

    The Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, has been ordered to reimburse the federal government US$2.77 million for work already performed to clean up abandoned wastes from the Anaconda copper mine that are contaminating air and water in central Nevada. The order issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency also requires ARCO to fund and develop a plan for a technical assistance program to ...

  • 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 ...

  • United Park City Mines agrees to clean up mine waste at Richardson Flat Superfund site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that United Park City Mines (UPCM) has entered into an agreement with multiple federal and state agencies to assess, cleanup, and restore more than 2,700 acres that are contaminated with historic mining waste within the Richardson Flat Superfund site near Park City, Utah. Under the terms of an administrative order on consent between ...

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