Canadian Mining Journal


Environment


  • Tailings: FLSmidth, Goldcorp partner on EcoTails

    June 21, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FLSmidth will be working with Goldcorp to develop EcoTails, a new system to dramatically improve tailings and waste rock disposal while economically processing mine waste and increasing water recovery and reuse by as much as 90–95%. Together with the world’s

  • COAL: Prairie Mines to pay $4.5M for spill at Obed mine

    June 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Prairie Mines & Royalty has pled guilty in Alberta Provincial Court to two counts of violating the Fisheries Act. The company will pay $3.5 million in penalties. On Oct. 31, 2013, an earthen berm at the Obed coal

  • Environmental review report out of touch with Canadian mining realities

    June 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Last August, the Trudeau-led federal government in Canada kicked off a wide-ranging review of the federal environmental assessment process for resource projects by appointing a four-person panel to carry out and deliver a final report to federal Environment and Climate

  • Feature

    Water rising to the top of the mining agenda

    June 1, 2017 by Sander Grieve

      In an era of social licence, business is driven to think and care about other factors along the way to the creation of value. Mining has for years been increasingly focused on obtaining social licence through community development, impact

  • Feature

    Turning reclaimed mines into renewable power sources

    June 1, 2017 by Sean Gunton and Meghan Harris-Ngae

    At the end of a mine’s operational life, mining companies face the challenge and cost of reclaiming the site. But unused sites don’t have to be a cost centre. In fact, there is opportunity to elevate a mine’s environmental status

  • WATER: ICMM publishes new water reporting guide

    May 30, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONDON, U.K. – Globally, there is a clear call for greater transparency and disclosure on water use and management from all those who use it. This is especially true for the mining and metals industry considering its high water dependency

  • COPPER-GOLD: Northern Dynasty, EPA settle Pebble problem

    May 15, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALASKA – Northern Dynasty Minerals of Vancouver and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have settled their long-running dispute concerning development of the Pebble copper-gold project 380 km from Anchorage. The development of the Pebble mine was hotly contested by local

  • DATABASE: New inventory of orphaned and abandoned mines released

    May 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The National Orphaned and Abandoned Mines Initiative (NOAMI) has release a new, updated database of such sites across Canada. NOAMI was launched in 2002 as a multi-partner – provinces, territories and several federal departments – collaboration. NOAMI’s new

  • Feature

    Water treatment optimization through innovation

    May 1, 2017 by Chris Biederman

    Water is an integral part of mining. Without ready access to water, ore processing and mineral production becomes prohibitively expensive, or is altogether not possible. Even when water is readily available, stakeholders expect that water will be used efficiently and

  • LAW: El Salvador becomes first country to ban metal mining

    April 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SAN SALVADOR – Legislators in Central America’s smallest nation have taken the unprecedented step of passing a law that bans all metal mining in that country. The final vote was unanimous: 69 in favour, none opposed. The ban does not

  • CARBON CAPTURE: CO2 Solutions, Hatch agree to collaborate

    March 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC CITY and MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – On March 23, 2017, CO2Solutions and Hatch Ltd. jointly announced a collaborative agreement between the two companies. They will collaborate on delivering carbon capture systems integrating CO2 Solutions’ low cost, environmentally benign, enzymatic technology in

  • GOLD-COPPER: AuRico’s Kemess underground gets environmental nod

    March 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – After review the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has okayed the Kemess underground (KUG) gold-copper project. She said the mine may proceed as it is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.