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  • Royal Eijkelkamp present at Tailingdam Seminar in Brasil

    Royal Eijkelkamp was one of the participants of the International Seminar on Tailingdam Technologies & Management in Minas Gerais, Brasil. The objective of the seminar was to discuss new policies and to present new technologies to the mining companies to help to implement them. Minas Gerais has more than 315 tailing dams, 50% of the total in Brazil. Besides well organised and monitored dams, ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Mercury in gold mining – webinar now in Spanish

    Today the intentional use of mercury in artisanal gold mining is the largest in the world, with 1500 tons per year used and released into the environment. Globally, the number of gold miners is estimated at 16 million, producing around 400 tons of gold every year in more than 70 countries. This webinar will address solutions to the problems of environmental liabilities, especially for mining ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Don’t forget about conflict minerals

    When thinking of consumer products safety compliance, lead in paint and substrates is usually top of mind. However, heavy metals exposure is not the only risk managed with elemental analysis. Another major consideration is the Conflict Minerals section of the Dodd Frank Act. First, you must identify if any 3TG (Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum, or Gold) elements are present in your products. If so, you ...


    By X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

  • Uranium in Spring Water North of Grand Canyon Likely Not Related to Nearby Mining Activity

    Pigeon Spring had elevated uranium levels in recent samples from 2012-2014 (73-92 micrograms per liter), compared to other perched springs in the same drainage area (2.7–18 micrograms per liter), and was proportionally elevated in samples collected prior to mining operations at the nearby Pigeon Mine.  The Grand Canyon National ...

  • Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Releases CMRT 4.20

    The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) has released Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) 4.20, an update to its industry-standard conflict mineral data collection template. The CMRT 4.20 replaces version 4.10. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Assent Compliance Joins the CFSI

    Assent Compliance has joined the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) as one of its first vendor members. The CFSI provides members with access to its database of conflict-free suppliers and smelters, along with other beneficial resources. Combined with Assent’s own extensive supplier and smelter database, this partnership will create the most comprehensive supply chain data ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • MAN President Sani Shehu: “Nigeria is now a re-emerging mining nation worth exploring”

    “A national mining event, which we hope will grow into an international event” is how  the President of the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), Alhaji Sani Shehu, describes the upcoming, inaugural Nigeria Mining Week which is taking place in Abuja in October. Following the enthusiastic response from the mining community and the Nigerian government to the ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • GAO Report Calls for Action to Improve Conflict Mineral Compliance

    The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a Report to Congressional Committees detailing its findings concerning the current implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The report, titled SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Companies Face Continuing Challenges in Determining Whether ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • U.S. Department of State Tells AIAG Companies Must Still Comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act

    Despite political pressure against Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act, companies must still comply with the law and should not count on it being revoked post-election. The message was delivered by the Ashley Orbach, Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, to members of the automotive industry during the Automotive Industry Action ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015 Released

    Thirteen publicly-traded companies in the United States have proven it is possible to not only comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but to also perform supply chain due diligence in line with industry best practices. These companies achieved perfect scores in Development International’s Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015, ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • 13 Facts about the Conflict Minerals Regulation of the EU that you should know

    iPoint is happy to announce that we have published a document with answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Conflict Minerals regulation of the European Union. Download your free copy here: http://www.conflict-minerals.com/solution/background-resources/ On June 15, 2016, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of the European Union reached a ...


    By iPoint-Systems GmbH

  • Veolia Water Technologies Botswana: Complete water & wastewater solutions for mining.

    From potable water supply for remote mining camps to tailored mine - and wastewater treatment. Veolia Botswana assists mining operations in meeting environmental legislation, mitigating risk and managing costs effectively. Our mine water solutions include: Tailings pond water treatment for reuse or ...


    By Veolia

  • Assent Providing Key Conflict Mineral Insights at Marcus Evans Conference

    The conflict mineral reporting deadline has come and gone, but already companies are looking ahead to next year. Many have joined the compliance industry’s top conflict mineral thought-leaders in Chicago for the 4th Annual Marcus Evans Conflict Minerals Compliance and Supply Chain Transparency Conference, with the hope of gaining invaluable insights into improving their programs for 2017. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Framework Established for EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

    The European Union (EU) Parliament, Council and Commission have agreed upon a framework for an EU conflict minerals regulation. According to a press release from the European Parliament, a political understanding was reached on June 15th between the three groups. Until now, the primary roadblock has been a disagreement on mandatory due diligence for downstream companies, as well as ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • European Union Passes Conflict Minerals Legislation

    On Wednesday, June 15th, The European Union (EU) agreed to outline a deal to facilitate a focus on transparency in the supply chain. This legislation concerns the sourcing of conflict minerals, not just in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but from high-risk regions, worldwide. In an effort to tackle human rights ...


    By Source Intelligence

  • The Benefits of Outsourcing your Conflict Minerals Compliance Process

    Companies are under increasing pressure to expand their supplier survey efforts in order to ensure an ethical supply chain. New regulations and formal compliance reporting requirements will place additional burden on companies whose resources will spend even more time away from their core duties in order to manage increasingly complex compliance requirements. Join our conflict minerals expert ...


    By iPoint-Systems GmbH

  • European Union Conflict Mineral Negotiations Resume in June

    Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Lilianne Ploumen has shed some light on the ongoing European Union (EU) conflict minerals negotiations. Ploumen spoke to the media on May 13th after a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) in Brussels, and provided an update on the current status of the negotiations. According to her update, there has been an “increasing ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Conflict Minerals Compliance: SEC vs. NAM Timeline [Infographic]

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) legal battle to preserve its final conflict mineral rule has been ongoing since 2012, when the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) first issued its challenge. Since then, the case has undergone many twists, turns, decisions and appeals. Companies and stakeholders have watched closely, waiting to see how ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • EU Conflict Minerals: Trialogue negotiations have begun

    As anticipated, the European Union (EU) Conflict Minerals Directive has had a strong start in 2016.  On February 1st, the EU Commission, EU Council, and the EU Parliament began trialogue negotiations. The goal of the ongoing negotiations is to reach a final decision on their pending Conflict Minerals Directive, by June 2016. According to the IPC, the three parties will go through extensive ...


    By Source Intelligence

  • U.S. EPA Settles with El Paso Natural Gas for Cleanup Costs at Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement worth more than $500,000 with El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC, (EPNG) to reimburse government costs related to 19 abandoned uranium mines located on the Navajo Nation, near Cameron, Arizona. Under the settlement terms, EPNG will reimburse the U.S. EPA $502,500, based on its share of field ...

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