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People are dying from pollution in South Africa 

By: Bloomberg     27th June 2019 In Pullens Hope, your eyes itch and your nose clogs. It’s easy to figure out why. On the right side of the main street of the dilapidated village east of Johannesburg is a fenced-off electricity substation with a red sign warning of pollutants. On the left, a power plant belches emissions from... 

Alaska mine with $100bn lode to get lifeline from Trump EPA

By: Bloomberg     26th June 2019 The Trump administration is throwing a lifeline to the massive Pebble mine planned near Alaska’s Bristol Bay, as regulators move toward undoing Obama-era environmental restrictions that have thwarted the project. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will resume considering on Wednesday... 

Rio Tinto removed from Norway blacklist after selling polluting mine

By: Bloomberg     25th June 2019 Norway’s $1-trillion wealth fund has removed Rio Tinto from its investing blacklist after the world’s second-biggest miner sold out of the controversial Grasberg mine in Indonesia. Norway has refused to buy Rio Tinto stock for more than a decade because of the environmental damage caused by one... 

Lynas stockpiles rare earths for 'strategic' customers

By: Reuters     21st June 2019 Australia's Lynas said it was stockpiling production of a major rare earth element, with prices jumping in recent weeks as supply concerns mount amid trade tensions between China and the United States. The miner said its decision to stockpile neodymium praseodymium (NdPr), used in industrial... 

Environmental protection no longer optional for mining companies wanting to attract investment

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2019 Without a doubt, mining investors and the fund-providing institutions that they represent, are applying more environmental, social and governance (ESG) pressure on today’s mining CEOs. Long-serving CEOs, who never heard ESG issues being raised at investor meetings in the past, are now finding... 

Florida Canyon mine, US

By: Sheila Barradas     21st June 2019 A gold mine located halfway between Lovelock and Winnemucca, in the US state of Nevada. 

Unions call for new standard to protect US miners from silica dust

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th June 2019 With cases of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) and progressive massive fibrosis spiking, two unions have called on the Mine Safety and Health Administration to step up standards to protect miners from silica dust. The United Mine Workers of America and United Steelworkers said in... 

Vale to restore full Brucutu mine output after court ruling

By: Reuters     19th June 2019 Brazilian miner Vale said on Wednesday that it would fully resume operations at its Brucutu mine within 72 hours after an appeals court overturned an earlier ruling that halted processing because of concern about the safety of a nearby dam. In a corporate filing, Vale also reaffirmed its 2019... 

W keeping capital costs of Régua project low

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th June 2019 Aim-listed tungsten, tin and gold mining company W Resources has signed a contract with Francisco Pereira Marinho and Irmaos (FPMI) to provide haulage and crushing services to its Régua tungsten mine, in northern Portugal. The company said that ore from Régua would be hauled 27 km to the... 

LVS liquid agent fire suppression system 

19th June 2019 Industries rely on their large mobile equipment to work around the clock, therefore, their fire protection should do the same, says Alberton-based fire protection specialist Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies (AFST). 

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