Latest Environmental issues with mining Stories

2014-09-11 16:22:42

VANCOUVER, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - In a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade today, Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, provided an overview of the past decade of mining development in Canada and the keys to maintaining Canada's position as a global mining leader. "Canada benefited tremendously from the past decade of rising commodity prices, seeing a 25 percent increase in the number of new mines, increased employment and rising government...

2014-08-15 16:20:35

VANCOUVER, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PhotoSat announced today that it is in the process of accurately calculating the exact amount of tailings that has left the Mount Polley tailings dam using high resolution stereo satellite photos. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140815/136628) On August 4(th) 2014 Imperial Metals suffered a breach in the retaining wall of their tailings dam at the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia, Canada. This sent millions of cubic...

2014-08-08 12:22:18

OTTAWA, Aug. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On August 4, a tailings breach occurred at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia, owned and operated by Imperial Metals. This incident is an unfortunate and significant issue that is being taken very seriously by the company, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and all stakeholders involved. Imperial Metals has apologized to the public for the breach of its tailings pond. Imperial has recognized and publicly asserted its responsibility to...

2014-06-12 08:22:27

WICKENBURG, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mining Global, Inc. (OTC Pink: YTRV), announced today that it has been contracted to process 250,000 tons of tailings located in Congress, Arizona not far from the company headquarters in Wickenburg, Arizona. "An opportunity to process tailings where we know gold has been found before using antiquated technology gives the company a strong baseline to work with, and an even stronger future moving forward," said CEO Joel J. Natario with...

2014-05-13 12:25:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting applications for the Growing Greener Grant Program for watershed protection and abandoned mine drainage projects, the agency announced today. Local governments, non-profits, schools, municipal authorities and watershed associations are eligible to apply. "Each year, these grants are offered to deserving environmental...

Surface Mining Environmental Cost
2013-09-12 10:02:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To satiate the United States’ fierce appetite for coal, miners often utilize a tactic called surface mining, which involves stripping away rock and topsoil to access the fossil fuel below. According to a new report from researchers from Duke University just published in the journal PLOS ONE, coal retrieved from the Earth through surface mining comes at a significant cost to the ecosystem. Study researcher Brian D. Lutz, currently...

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