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2010-06-16 21:51:56

Anyone who is an online shopper and humanitarian might find this research project appealing. Physics professor John Scales is working on a low-cost, human-focused, high technology effort to stop the devastation of unexploded buried land mines with a novel acoustical/microwave detection system. The work is described in the Journal of Applied Physics, which is published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). In a project sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research...

2010-05-26 16:00:00

ABINGDON, Va., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal producer, today announced that seven of its affiliates' mining operations were recognized for their safety performance at the 27th Annual West Virginia State Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association meeting held May 21-22, 2010 at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va. The West Virginia state safety awards were presented to underground mines, surface mines and preparation plants from...

2010-05-06 16:43:00

MSHA seeks injunction against 2 mines for interference with inspectors' duties ARLINGTON, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced that six underground coal mines in Kentucky received numerous citations and closure orders by federal inspectors as a result of the nationwide impact inspections that took place last month. Each of these operations was forced to suspend production until the violations were...

2010-04-13 17:01:00

WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today issued the following statement on the Upper Big Branch Mine and pattern of violation status: "After the tragedy at the Upper Big Branch Mine, I directed Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration Joe Main to look at all of the information we had regarding the history of violations at the Upper Big Branch Mine. "On Monday evening, that review found an error in the...

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2009-12-22 14:30:00

A team of European researchers has devised a method for locating plastic anti-personnel mines, which are manufactured to avoid detection by metal detectors. The technique involves analyzing the temperature of the ground in three dimensions using specific software and hardware, according to a study published in the journal Computers & Geosciences. "Detecting anti-personnel mines is a very important and costly area of humanitarian work, and uncovering plastic mines is particularly hard,...

2009-09-08 14:21:00

LONDON, September 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Unusually among gold producers, Aurizon has already achieved what it set out to do, in that its quarterly production and cost numbers already correlate closely with those of its mining plan. Having now effectively ramped up its underground mine to the target rate, it only remains for the company to do the same at its open pit operation. As such, its shares already trade at a premium to the absolute value implied by discounting dividend flows to...

2009-09-02 08:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 2, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered the next-generation AN/AQS-20A Minehunting Sonar and AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System to the U.S. Navy. As stated during an AMNS ribbon-cutting ceremony, "Fielding systems as promised is what makes a great industry partner!" said Donna Carson-Jelley, Navy program manager for Minewarfare (PMS 495). Considered critical components of the Navy's organic mine countermeasure arsenal, the...

2009-08-31 15:08:50

Authorities in Cincinnati said the bomb squad was called to dispose of a land mine discovered in the garage of a home. Police said the Cincinnati Bomb Squad was called to the home Sunday afternoon by the resident who found the device and the mine was safely destroyed, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, reported Monday. Bomb squad officers did not say whether the mine was active and they did not specify whether the device was destroyed at the scene or taken to a secure location for detonation. No one was...

2009-06-10 15:39:00

Kevin Weston appointed COO effective June 29th VANCOUVER, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Farallon Mining Ltd. ("Farallon" or the "Company") (TSX: FAN) announces the appointment of Kevin Weston as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. The appointment will take effect June 29, 2009. Farallon commenced commercial production at its G-9 mine on April 1, 2009 and recently changed its name to Farallon Mining Ltd. in recognition of its new status as an operating mining company. This appointment...

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2009-05-19 12:35:29

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers say they have created a testing facility designed to assist in the improvement of land mine detection equipment. Scientists said they will use the test facility to evaluate and enhance sensors designed to detect buried land mines by use of an automated system that measures the response of individual electromagnetic induction sensors or arrays of sensors against land mines buried at many possible angles. The researchers said electromagnetic induction...


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