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5th April 2012
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Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry.

This week:
South Africa may turn to the private sector for help with mine-water pollution.
Petmin mulls a TSX listing for its low-cost pig iron venture.
And, greater intervention is needed to tackle acid mine drainage.

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa reveals that the South African government is considering turning to the private sector to help it close the prevailing funding gap to implement projects to deal with the serious acid mine drainage problem being experienced across the Witwatersrand basins.

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa

JSE- and Aim-listed steel-feed mining company Petmin is targeting the production of the lowest cost pig iron “on the planet” at its jointly controlled North Atlantic Iron Corporation iron sands project in Canada's Labrador province.

Petmin COO Bradley Doig

Petmin CEO Jan du Preez

The environmental risks and hazards associated with acid mine drainage and radioactivity within South Africa’s Witwatersrand goldfields are issues that need to be tackled more seriously, despite current initiatives by government.

Federation for a Sustainable Environment CEO Mariette Liefferink

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Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove


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