Latest Environmental issues with mining Stories

2011-12-13 11:23:11

Increased salinity and concentrations of trace elements in one West Virginia watershed have been tied directly to multiple surface coal mines upstream by a detailed new survey of stream chemistry. The Duke University team that conducted the study said it provides new evidence of the cumulative effects multiple mountaintop mining permits can have in a river network. "Our analysis of water samples from 23 sites along West Virginia's Upper Mud River and its tributaries shows that salinity and...

2011-09-26 15:11:28

In the Witwatersrand goldfields, not far from bustling Johannesburg, South Africa, more than a century of mining has left the region littered with mounds of waste and underlain by a deep underground network of abandoned mine shafts, which are gradually filling with water. Today, the mines are producing less and less gold – and more and more sulfuric acid. Scientists estimate the volume of acid mine drainage from abandoned mines in the Witwatersrand goldfields alone could reach 350...

2011-07-25 14:18:00

TORONTO AND JOHANNESBURG, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - First Uranium Corporation (TSX: FIU), (JSE: FUM) (ISIN:CA33744R1029) ("First Uranium" or "the Company") announced today that the South African National Nuclear Regulator (the "NNR") issued a directive to Mine Waste Solutions to cease deposition of material on all of the existing tailings storage facilities, including the new life of mine tailings storage facility, citing alleged issues regarding pipeline maintenance and...

2011-07-11 10:42:00

CHLORIDE, AZ, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Hondo Minerals Corporation (OTCBB: HMNC.OB) announced today that it has commenced production at its Tennessee Mine property in western Arizona.  During the first half of the year, the company completed all work related to the construction of the plant structure, installed all equipment used for its innovative E-Leach extraction process, and completed all required training and regulatory approvals. The company is now processing ore...

2011-06-24 08:15:00

MIAMI, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensurge, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ESGI), a U.S.-based resource company focused on developing gold properties in Brazil and Guyana by applying modern technology to extract gold from tailings at existing and abandoned mines, provided an update on its Rodui gold recovery project near Pocone, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Assay results from approximately 600 samples taken from three tailings impoundments at the Rodui Project have now been returned. These samples...

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