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  • Carus Group announces sale of Sierra Chemical Company assets

    Carus Group Inc., a global supplier of specialty chemistries for environmental applications, has signed an agreement for the sale of Sierra Chemical Company assets to Thatcher Company of California, Inc. The sale also includes assets of Circle Transport, Inc. used to provide trucking and delivery services for Sierra Chemical. The sale is expected to close by August 31, 2017. Sierra Chemical ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Biodiversity loss from Deep-sea mining will be unavoidable

    Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists and legal scholars argue in a letter published today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The experts say the International Seabed Authority, responsible under for regulating undersea mining in areas outside national jurisdiction, must recognize this risk and communicate ...

  • TOMRA showcases new opportunities for quartz and gold processes at AIMEX 2017

    TOMRA Sorting Mining, a leading sensor-based sorting systems manufacturer, introduces its innovative multi-channel laser sorting technology at AIMEX, the international Asia-Pacific Exhibition, in Sydney, Australia, from 29-31 August, 2017. The new laser sorting technology will enable quartz and gold processes to achieve higher recovery, better quality and more consistent sorting of quartz ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • World Bank at DRC Mining Week: “pre-competitive geoscience knowledge essential to attract investor interest”

    “There is a need to have access to pre-competitive geoscience knowledge and geological mapping suitable to identify prospective areas for attracting investor interest”, says Francisco Igualada, Senior Mining Specialist, Energy and Extractive Industries (GEEDR) at the World Bank. He adds: “this is very important as many junior and mid-tier mining companies are unaware of the ...

  • Mining for answers on abandoned mines

    Soil scientist Jim Ippolito believes in local solutions to local problems. The problem he’s working on is contaminated soils near abandoned mines.  In the western United States 160,000 abandoned mines contaminate soils in the region. Ippolito, associate professor of soil science at Colorado State University, hopes to solve this problem with biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can ...

  • EU protects citizens from toxic mercury, paves the way for global action

    The ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, confirms Europe's leading role to protect citizens' health and the environment around the world. Upon initiative from the EU, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the new global treaty on mercury was negotiated and concluded in 2013. The EU has one of the most ambitious policies for ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Put your waste rock to work stabilizing your mine slopes

    Solve Challenging Slope-Surface Stability Problems Stabilize cut slopes from mining operations and roadway embankments using the long-lasting GEOWEB geocell solution. The GEOWEB 3D structure allows slopes to be constructed at steeper angles (>45º) while solving soil erosion and slope-surface stability ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • ESdat Implementation at Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries and Resources

    We are pleased to announce a new client - the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries and Resources (DPIR). The DPIR Mines Directorate regulate all mining activities associated with mineral development in Northern Territory (NT) Australia, under the NT Mining Management Act. To inform sound environmental management decisions, DPIR requires ready ...

  • 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)

  • Lithuania develops OiRA tools for the mining and cleaning sectors

    The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania has developed two new OiRA tools for the ‘mining and quarrying’ and ‘cleaning services’ sectors to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks. The ‘mining and quarrying’ tool is particularly addressed at those who perform their activity in mineral surfaces and extractive industries. ...

  • Waste architecture at Sardinia 2017

    Following the incredible success of the International Workshop on Waste Architecture, a parallel event of the Sardinia 2015 Symposium, we are glad to announce that Waste Architecture has been included in the main programme of Sardinia 2017. Waste Architecture is a new and relatively unexplored conceptual and design topic which promises to ...


    By EuroWaste Srl

  • Important submarine canyons ecosystems are at risk

    NOC scientists contributed to a recent review of studies of submarine canyons, which identified they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection. The review was published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science by a team of scientists that are part of the International Network for submarine Canyon Investigation and ...

  • 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.

  • EU Conflict Minerals: Due Diligence to be Mandatory for Importers

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have announced a victory in the development of the EU’s conflict mineral regulation. On November 22, the European Parliament announced under the new regulation, due diligence would be mandatory for importers of conflict minerals to the European Union. “We have laid the groundwork for an effective tool to break the link ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Latest news from Geovariances mining consulting corner

    Late summer has been a busy period for our consultants who have been involved in various consulting or training projects all around the world. Prediction of plant performances for Votorantim in Brazil Christophe Bessin, Resource Evaluation Consultant at Geovariances, was involved in a joint project with our office in Brazil for Votorantim as a ...


    By Geovariances

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Supply Chain Summit Series Launches in Chicago

    The Supply Chain Summit Series kick-off in Chicago was a resounding success, as compliance professionals from across the United States gathered for the inaugural event. Attendees of the one-day conference on October 20th, the first of three scheduled in the series, experienced a tailored agenda full of expert speaker presentations and workshops geared to supply chain compliance, due ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

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