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Consol cited for training violation in 2008 death

Federal investigators say they can't determine how a foreman for coal producer Consol Energy fell into the Ohio River in northern West Virginia and drowned late last year.

Pennsylvania DEP Wants EPA to Revoke Injection Permit

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to revoke a permit a CONSOL subsidiary uses to inject water into the Morris Run Borehole at the defunct Blacksville Number One Mine.

Randgold to Move Quickly on Advancing Moto Project

London, 15 October 2009 - Randgold Resources plans to move swiftly towards a bankable feasibility study on the Moto gold project following the completion today of its business combination transaction with Moto Goldmines Limited, chief executive Mark Bristow said.

EPA plans to veto surface mining permit in W.Va.

Timminco ups silicon production, recalls staff

Canada's Timminco Ltd said on Friday it will increase silicon metal production at its Becancour plant and recall some staff in response to additional purchase commitments from customers.

Harsco Lands Contracts with Two Austrian Firms

Harsco Corp. has announced new agreements between Harsco Minerals and two of Austria's leading stainless and specialty steel producers to recycle their metalmaking slags into commercial applications.

Energy Department says $30 million not coming for southern Ohio uranium enrichment project

The Department of Energy said Thursday it no longer expects to give $30 million for demonstration work at a uranium-enrichment plant in southern Ohio.

Fluor Power Plant Project for Newmont Mining in Nevada Receives PMI's 2009 Project of the Year

Irving, TX, October 13, 2009 - Fluor Corporation announced that it was awarded the Project Management Institute's 2009 Project of the Year Award for work performed on Newmont Mining Corporation's 242 megawatt TS Power Plant project in Northern Nevada.

Nevada regulators, company agree on mine reopening

The owner of a Nevada gold mine cited for excessive mercury emissions has signed an agreement with state environmental regulators allowing it to resume operations, officials said Tuesday.

Rio Tinto Alcan to cut 350 jobs in France during structural reorganization

The job losses will be spread among seven French locations. Initial efforts will be to reduce employment through voluntary departures.

One of the landslides in Benguet province due to Typhoon Pepeng which killed 12 people

MANILA More than the heavy rains dumped by tropical storm "Pepeng" in the Cordillera Administrative Region , a group blamed the deaths and damages caused by landslides in the region on corporate mining, capitalism and […]

A big mess for miners

A private member's bill, if passed, could impose sanctions on Canadian resource companies that violate good governance and environmental standards

Investors' focus shifts to 3Q earnings reports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. With earnings reports arriving in earnest this week, investors are likely to get a boost in optimism or an unpleasant surprise.

Seniors continue mountaintop removal mining march

Eleven senior citizens protesting mountaintop removal mining in southern West Virginia are continuing a 25-mile trek from Charleston to a mine owned by Virginia-based Massey Energy.

Seniors walk 25 miles to fight mountaintop mining

Nine environmental activists over age 55 are starting a 5-day, 25-mile march to protest mountaintop removal mining in southern West Virginia.

Steel production cut by water shortage

The Bhilai Steel Plant in India is facing a severe water crisis. The steel works, which belongs to the state-owned Steel Authority of India, is likely to suffer from production cutbacks if the water crisis cannot be avoided.

Siemens offers settlements in corruption cases

Siemens AG said Wednesday that it has offered to negotiate settlements with seven former senior managers from whom it is seeking damages in connection with a massive bribery scandal a ' and set a mid-November deadline for them to respond.

Rockslide forces closure of Newmont's Indonesian gold and copper mine

The Indonesian gold and copper mine of U.S. company Newmont remained closed Wednesday after a rockslide last week, a spokesman said.

Consol mine may not be reason for fish dying

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia environmental officials now say a nearby coal mine may not be the only reason fish are dying in Dunkard Creek.

North American stock markets head lower following gains as commodities sag

The Toronto stock market was negative at mid-morning Monday, led by drops in mining and energy stocks on lower prices for crude and metals.

Stocks, commodities gain on economic outlook

The September rally continued Wednesday on renewed belief of a global economic expansion.

Seniors to march in mine protest

An elderly activist opposed to mountaintop removal mining is organizing a five-day, 25-mile march of senior citizens from Charleston to a Massey Energy operation.

Rio Tinto Alcan boosts production at Vaudreuil…

Rio Tinto Alcan is preparing to restart idled production capacity at its Vaudreuil alumina refinery, the company said Thursday.

China's economic stimulus measures win global applauses

Although uncertainties still remain for the economy, China's stimulus plans have won applauses at the Summer Davos forum, where about 1,400 world business leaders and policy makers gathered to find ways to relaunch world economic growth.

Harry Winston says new plan for Diavik would see 7.5M carats delivered in 2010

Harry Winston Diamond Corp. says a new operating plan for the Diavik diamond mine in Canada's Far North would see a winter shutdown cancelled and 2010 delivery ramped up to 7.5 million carats of diamonds or more.