Canadian Mining Journal


Environment


  • LITHIUM: Veolia technology chosen for Toyota, Orocobre refinery

    September 17, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    JAPAN – Veolia Water Technologies will provide a chemical processing plant featuring HPD® evaporation and crystallization technologies designed to convert lithium carbonate into lithium hydroxide employed in the manufacturing of batteries that power electric vehicles. Driven by their joint success

  • OILSANDS: Suncor adopts cogeneration at Base plant to cut carbon footprint

    September 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Calgary’s Suncor Energy has committed $1.4 billion to adopt low carbon cogeneration of power at its Base plant near Fort McMurray. Greenhouse gas emissions associated with steam production at the plant will be reduced by approximately 25%. The

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Brazil adopts MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining initiative

    September 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – The national mining association in this country – Instituto Brasileiro de Mineracao (IBRAM) – has adopted the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative developed by Ottawa-based Mining Association of Canada. TSM is a program aimed at improving environmental

  • ENVIRONMENT: 10-year moratorium on deep sea mining not enough – activists

    September 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Prime minister James Marape has agreed to support a 10-year moratorium on deep sea mining, first proposed by Fiji at the recent Pacific Islands Forum. The news was welcomed by a number of environmental groups, including

  • INNOVATION: Alberta coal mine reclamation to create green energy source

    September 3, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    EDMONTON – Alberta Innovates is joining federal, provincial, municipal and industry partners to create a unique method of reclamation at the Paintearth coal mine at Forestburg, Alta. The mine is owned by Westmorland Mining of Englewood, Colo. The Biosalix project

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Teck releases climate action report

    August 29, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has released its second “Climate Action and Portfolio Resilience” report. It outlines how the company will go forward producing products that are essential in a low carbon future while tackling climate change. The report analyzes potential

  • GRAPHITE: Nouveau Monde enjoys $4.25M federal grant

    August 21, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Nouveau Monde Graphite of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Que., has received a $4.25-million commercialization grant from the federally funded Sustainable Development Technology Canada program. The funds will be used to build a value added graphite purification processing plant near the Matawinie

  • URANIUM: Canada’s nuclear waste body develops safer fuel containers

    August 21, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    TORONTO – Copper is now being used to clad used nuclear fuel containers – or UFCs – so that it is safe to store them. Experts from Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization designed, developed and manufactured a first-of-a-kind system that

  • ENVIRONMENT: Federal government pledges $2.2B for mine cleanup in North

    August 20, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YELLOWKNIFE, NWT – The federal government has announced it will invest $2.2 billion over the next 15 years for the cleanup of various mine sites in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The announcement was made by the Hon. Carolyn Bennett,

  • GOLD: Treasury Metals’ Goliath mine receives federal environmental okay

    August 20, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has issued a positive decision, allowing Treasury Metals to develop and mine the Goliath gold deposit 20 km east of Dryden. The Goliath project consists of development, mining, decommissioning and reclamation of an

  • ENVIRONMENT: Laurentian U hosts Peruvian delegation

    August 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – Laurentian University is hosting a delegation of researchers and officials at the week-long Building Environmental Strategies workshop. The guests include Augusto Cauti, vice-minister of mines in Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines. Several workshops have been crafted

  • VEHICLES: MacLean puts down roots in Nevada gold region

    August 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEVADA – MacLean Engineering, headquartered in Collingwood, Ont., is significantly investing in growth in the United States, with the appointment of Dan Millette as U.S. sales manager and his relocation to Elko. This initial, keystone step in the company’s growth