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AK Tube's Walbridge Plant Receives Safety Award

West Chester, OH.-AK Steel said today that the Walbridge, Ohio plant of AK Tube LLC has been honored with a Special Award for its safety performance from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, division of Safety and Hygiene.

Chinese steel makers reject new ore contract rate in Rio-Nippon deal

Chinese companies, which normally adhere to the pricing standards determined by their Japanese counterparts, are less likely to tag along this time.

N. Idaho mine fined for clean water violations

The Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to pay $177,500 in fines for violating federal clean water laws at its Lucky Friday Mine in northern Idaho.

Silicon producer's shares soar on supply deal

Solar panel grade silicon producer Timminco Ltd. said Monday it has reached a supply agreement with German solar cell producer Q-Cells SE that contemplates delivery of 100 tonnes for 2009, with more to come up until 2013.

Environmental group says protesters at Massey Energy coal mine unable to make bail

Environmental group Mountain Justice says six people arrested on trespassing charges during a coal mining protest are still jailed.

Jeff Biggers: Raising the Dead: Memorial Day Activists Jailed in…

In three separate direct actions in the West Virginia coalfields yesterday, nonviolent protestors launched the new phase of Operation Appalachian Spring, a growing national campaign to stop mountaintop removal mining and raise awareness of the catastrophic potential of government regulated blasting near a precarious coal sludge impoundment.

Agrium to build fertilizer plant in Missouri

Agrium Inc. will go ahead with construction of new $36-million "environmentally smart nitrogen" fertilizer plant in Missouri, the Calgary-based fertilizer giant said Thursday.

WA moves closer to first uranium mines

Western Australia is moving closer to its first uranium mines, with junior explorer Toro Energy Ltd and BHP Billiton Ltd making progress on their respective projects in the state.

Talk of economic recovery 'premature'

THE chairman of Australia's largest company, BHP Billiton, has contradicted assurances by the Rudd Government, Treasury and Reserve Bank that an economic recovery is imminent, warning instead it will be "protracted and complex". Speaking at his old high school in Brisbane yesterday, Don Argus said he was "pessimistic" about prospects for recovery ...

Governor Perdue Aims To Block NC Water For Alcoa Dams

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is taking a second run at blocking a new federal license needed by a company to generate and sell electricity from dams along the Yadkin River for another 50 years.

Nucor buys land in La. for possible plant

Nucor Corp. has paid $16.3 million for land in St. James Parish for a possible pig iron plant.

State cites Massey contractor in trucking death

Medford Trucking LLC was cited by the state Office of Miners Health, Safety and Training in the Feb.

Stocks continue to climb

Most U.S. stocks rose for a second day as gains in utilities and commodity producers helped the market overcome an early slide spurred by an unexpected decrease in housing starts to a record low.

WVa due to release fatal mining accident report

West Virginia has completed investigating the death of a coal truck driver at a Massey Energy mine.

Special Metals workers get 5 days off without pay

A spokeswoman at the Special Metals Corp. plant in Huntington says the company is halting production for five days and giving employees time off without pay starting May 22.

Industry leaders join Obama on emissions limits

Reporting from Washington -- Sprawling across about 9,000 acres of rolling farmland in southwestern Indiana is one of the world's biggest aluminum smelters, operated by Alcoa Inc.

Some Canadian companies could lose government support

Canadian companies deemed to be bad corporate citizens abroad could lose political and financial support from the federal government under a proposed law to be studied by MPs next week.

Well project tests storage of carbon dioxide

PATESVILLE, Ky. -- Drillers have bored nearly 4,000 feet below the green pastures of a Hancock County farm as part of a project that could hold a key to the future of coal in Kentucky.

Peabody signs pact for coal-upgrading plant

Peabody Energy Corp. is teaming with White Energy Ltd. of Australia to build a coal-upgrading plant in Wyoming's Powder River Basin - the first of what could be several such projects.

'It Will Get Better,' Norfolk Southern CEO Tells Stockholders

The business fundamentals that created a record five-year run for Norfolk Southern Corporation leading into the recession are still in place, and, "Longer term, it will get better," said Chief Executive Officer Wick Moorman during the company's 27th annual stockholders meeting, held today in Williamsburg, Va.

Steel plant evacuated

CALGARY a ' A Calgary company that produces pipe for the construction and energy industries has been hit by a fire.

Alaska's Rock Creek Mine owners agree to pay $880,000 civil penalty for discharge violations

The owners and operators of the inactive Rock Creek Mine in Nome have agreed to pay more than $880,000 in a civil penalty to resolve violations of a storm water discharge permit, federal authorities said Tuesday.

thyssenkrupp posts $722m loss

GERMAN steelmaker and industrial company thyssenkrupp AG booked a net loss in the second quarter as demand for its steel and other products declined dramatically as the recession deepened.

thyssenkrupp warns it may delay startup of Alabama mill

thyssenkrupp AG officials say the construction of the largest portion of the $4.65 billion complex the company is building in Calvert might be delayed.

Green groups want OH college pres. off coal board

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