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More mines seen using human-hair mats to combat oil spills

OIL ADSORBS
The Acublot adsorb mat solution allows the recovery of oil to take place
With an increased focus on health and safety in the mining industry, hairstylist and entrepreneur Johan Nortjie believes that more mining companies are likely to consider using Acublot products to reduce oil spills and leakages on site this year.
28th February 2014
 
ENVIRONMENT

Government’s handling of sunken ship oil ‘inspires little confidence’

The Gitga'at First Nation on Friday said an announcement that the federal government would pump fuel from a sunken American munitions ship inspired little confidence in the government's ability to respond to oil spills and protect the coast. The...
26th July 2013
 
OIL PIPELINES

Akin to railroads of the 1880s, oil pipelines poised to spur Canadian growth

Canada is expecting a boom in oil production from its prolific Alberta oil sands deposits; however, production from the world’s third-largest proven oil reserves, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, is hampered by a lack of sufficient transport to...
26th July 2013
 
OIL PIPELINES

Akin to railroads of the 1880s, oil pipelines poised to spur Canadian economic growth

Canada is expecting a boom in oil production from its prolific Alberta oil sands deposits; however, production from the world’s third-largest proven oil reserves, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, is hampered by the lack of sufficient transport...
26th July 2013
 
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN

Environmentalists black out websites in protest against C-38 Bill

The websites of more that 500 Canadian organisations and businesses were blacked out on Monday as part of the ‘Black Out, Speak Out’ campaign against the Harper government’s controversial 452-page “omnibus budget Bill”. The Bill is said...
5th June 2012
 
Environmental Protection

Bioremediation - nature restoring nature

Environmental solutions company Procon Environmental Technologies has noticed that local coal mines are creating landfill sites where they undertake their own remediation on site to prevent excessive environmental damage.
19th March 2010
 
Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission

Ecofriendly water operated turbo couplings developed

Developers of hydrodynamic drive and braking systems Voith Turbo’s water-operated turbo couplings comply with ISO 140001 environmental specifications to meet international demands for environmental protection and safety in mining and industrial...
24th July 2009
 
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

New product range offers major environmental benefits Video Available

Econutria Manufacturer of biodegradable drilling fluids and chemicals Samchem has launched a range of fibre products that absorb oil from water.
3rd October 2008
 
Creamer Media on SAfm

On-The-Air (30/05/2008) Audio Available

SAFM In this broadcast: SA & Russia are finalising the joint launch this year of a science satellite; SA setting a new world record for deep-mining in September; The Olifants river coming to the rescue of water short platinum miners.
30th May 2008
 
Electra Mining

Oil giant fuels mine’s vehicles

Oil giant Caltex is supplying its products and services to the Phoenix Mine, located in the north-eastern corner of Botswana, near Francistown.
15th July 2005
 
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Products to keep mine workers safe

A specialised initiative to cater for the mining industry was introduced early this year by 3M South Africa.
20th May 2005
 
Mining Services

Mining products win design awards

Mining products featured prominently at this year’s South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) Design Institute Awards.
4th October 2002
 
 
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