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URANIUM

Quebec to hold public hearings on province’s uranium industry

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Quebec will start holding public inquiries on the province’s uranium industry next week in an effort to iron out the issues concerning the industry in the province, with the help of specialists and resource persons. Created by the Bureau...
29th August 2014
 
 
MINE SAFETY

Rescuers contact 15 miners trapped in Nicaragua gold mine

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Rescue workers have spoken to a group of more than 15 miners still trapped after a landslide at a gold mine in northern Nicaragua, the company that used to operate the mine said on Friday, although several are still unaccounted for. Julio...
29th August 2014
 
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY

Goldcorp reducing costs by embracing renewable energy

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Over the past 18 months, Goldcorp, based in Vancouver, has built the organisational infrastructure to manage its energy demands far more efficiently, explained corporate energy manager Flyn McCarthy. He discussed how Goldcorp measured energy...
29th August 2014
 
 
Environmental

Mineworkers benefit from wholesome living environments

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REMOTE LOCATION
Fedics Site Services creates a home away from home for mineworkers
Mineworkers and subcontractors working on remote sites in Southern Africa have a home away from home, as they have benefitted from the wholesome environments and services that specialist remote site manager Fedics Site Services has created for...
29th August 2014
 
 
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Mobile homes suitable for mine site accommodation

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REMOTE ACCOMMODATION
Mine accommodation cannot be built as permanent structures, resulting in increased demand for prefabricated structures 
Mineworkers who are comfortable and content are more productive, which is why prefabricated building manufacturer Hi-Way Parkhomes designs its transportable and modular buildings, that can be built on-site, to combine all the amenities of home in...
29th August 2014
 
 
Environmental

Plastic piping systems help miners meet charter requirements

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PIPING IT
Polypipe supplies piping systems for new mining accommodation
UK-based plastic piping systems manufacturer Polypipe can assist mining companies in complying with the Mining Charter’s requirements that mineworkers’ housing and living conditions be improved, by supplying piping systems for new mining...
29th August 2014
 
 
Environmental

Sustainable accommodation for SA mineworkers

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WALLED OFF
Lepa’s lightweight construction panels are designed to keep rooms cool in summer and warm in winter
Operational campsite design specialist Akhani Group has signed an agreement with alternative housing solutions provider Lightweight Energy Panels Africa (Lepa) in June to market and distribute Lepa’s lightweight construction panels. The panels...
29th August 2014
 
 
RING OF FIRE

Ontario creates Ring of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation

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Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle The Ontario government on Thursday announced that it had established the Ring of Fire (RoF) Infrastructure Development Corporation, first mooted in November last year. The provincial government said the not-for-profit corporation’s headquarters...
28th August 2014
 
 
 
 
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