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Minister says mined-out bauxite lands in Jamaica will be returned to production
Transport and Mining Minister of Jamaica, Hon. Mike Henry, says that mined-out bauxite lands across the island will be returned to productive use, especially in the area of agriculture. During a tour of two water harvesting and greenhouse cluster projects in St. Ann on June 2, ...
Unreliable power supply a challenge to Ghana mines
Unreliable power supply remains a key challenge to the sustainability of the mining industry in Ghana, Mr Kwame Addo Kufuor, the President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, has said. Speaking at the opening session of the three-day 11th West African Mining and Power Conference in ...
Union still negotiating with Noranda Jamaica Bauxite
The University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU) says it is still negotiating with Noranda Jamaica Bauxite as it continues to appeal to the company to reconsider its recent layoff of more than 30 workers. The UAWU represents some of the workers who were laid off. President of ...
Freeze on Pahang bauxite mining possibly extended again, minister says
The moratorium on bauxite mining in Kuantan, Pahang, may be extended until all conditions set by the authorities are adhered to, according to Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar. The New Straits Times (NST) quoted him as saying th ...
Rio Tinto's innovative mining practices deliver environmental and cost benefits
Showing that savings in the mining industry can be achieved by implementing sustainable practices, Rio Tinto has modified the design of the rear tipper truck fleet at its Weipa bauxite mine to reduce costs and fuel usage. The mine’s rear tipper trucks are fuelled by diesel and ...
Rio Tinto Press Release
Aurukun needs bauxite mine to normalise the economy, says MP Billy Gordon
Independent Queensland MP Billy Gordon and indigenous leaders said Friday, last week, the Palaszczuk (39th Premier of Queensland, Australia) government needed to do more to ensure economic development of the troubled Cape York community of Aurukun. He stressed upon the need for o ...
Consent given for bauxite mining in Wainunu, Bua
A landowning unit in Wainunu, Bua on Vanua Levu has given consent for bauxite mining in the district. Although the district meeting held at Daria Village this week did not identify the mataqali, Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea confirmed that a landowning unit had given its a ...
Govt of India to set up online portal for monitoring mine clearances
Centre and states will create a platform to monitor the status of clearances and approvals of auctioned mines bearing minerals such as bauxite, gold, iron ore and limestone. At the first meeting of the inter-ministerial group (IMG) held earlier this month, it was decided that ...
Rehab programme underway in Fiji's bauxite mining areas
The Fiji Government is monitoring the rehabilitation work at bauxite mining sites in the North as outlined by XINFA Mining in their rehabilitation plan. The programme is to be continued until the site is fully rehabilitated, Director Mineral Resources Raijeli Taga said in an offi ...
Bauxite-mined land can be cultivated with a little extra effort, says farmer
The lush vegetation grown by Surin Deris, a settler, has shown that land formerly mined for bauxite can be cultivated, with a little bit of extra effort. Surin, 68, a first generation settler in Tanah Rancangan Pemuda Bukit Goh, said the plants were grown about one month after ...
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