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MINING MILIEU

Canada needs to act now to retain global mining leadership – MAC

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In the face of an increasingly competitive global environment, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on Thursday called on all stakeholders in the country’s mining sector to act to ensure that Canada maintained its position as a global mining...
12th September 2014
 
 
Environmental

Enviro company limits dust at Zambia copper mine

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GreenGrip eliminates dust on the mine’s semi-permanent roads, improving mineworkers’ health and reducing maintenance costs Environmental management company I-Cat Environmental Solutions is supplying Zambian copper mine Kansanshi, owned and operated by mining companies First Quantum Minerals and ZCCM-IH, with its GreenGrip gravel road sealant. The sealant eliminates...
12th September 2014
 
 
FERTILISERS

The quest for improved agricultural productivity spurs investor interest

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Rising demand for protein and more sophisticated diets in developing countries are spurring investors to get excited about investing in fertilisers. The ‘protein story’ was still providing a good thesis for investment, as the developing world...
11th September 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL

BHP and Rio stand to lose most in EPA saga

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Mining majors BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto were likely the companies with the most to lose following the Western Australian government’s introduction of a Bill to validate environmental approvals made by the Environmental Protection Authority...
11th September 2014
 
 
MINING BUSINESS RISK

‘Productivity’ tops EY’s list of business risks facing the mining industry

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Professional services firm EY on Wednesday said its yearly ‘Business risks facing mining and metals’ report had revealed that productivity, capital decisions and social licence to operate were the top three risks facing the sector this year....
11th September 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENT

BC issues warning to Imperial Metals for Mount Polley breach

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The British Columbia provincial government on Tuesday issued miner Imperial Metals with an official warning after an inspection last week found the breached tailings facility of the Mount Polley copper/gold mine was still leaking effluent a month...
10th September 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVALS

Bill introduced to validate EPA decisions after ‘technical issues’ put 25 projects at risk

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The Western Australian government on Wednesday announced plans to introduce legislation to validate environmental approvals, after a review found 25 projects’ environmental approvals at risk of being declared invalid. This following a review of...
10th September 2014
 
 
MINING & ENVIRONMENT

Rio includes CCS in climate change arsenal

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Mining giant Rio Tinto has touted carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a viable solution to climate change, with Rio’s energy CEO Harry Kenyon-Slaney saying that further CCS milestones could be expected as the technology continues to prove...
9th September 2014
 
 
 
 
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Don't impose enviro tax – Chamber Audio