mining news

Effort would make St. Louis clean coal focal point

Two major coal companies and one of the Midwest's largest utilities are combining with Washington University to try and make St.

Supreme Court won't hear 2nd Wheeling-Pitt, Massey case

The Supreme Court is refusing to enter a politically charged case from West Virginia involving a large punitive damages award and allegations of bias by a state judge.

Anglo backs carbon institute

Resources group Anglo American on Tuesday said it was throwing its weight behind the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute , which was launched this week.

Excellon says it's attempting to improve seal in leaky Platosa mine

Excellon Resources Inc. says additional cement is being injected into a concrete plug that was placed in the Platosa silver, lead and zinc mine earlier this month to stop the flow of water.

As usual, opinions split on BPA-smelter contracts

Oregon's governor, public utilities and ratepayers advocates from around the Northwest are criticizing a Bonneville Power Administration proposal to provide electricity discounts of as much as $66 million ...

ECONOMY: EU Involvement in DRC Mining Project Draws Protest

The involvement of the European Union in a mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo has drawn a chorus of protest from local and international human rights advocates.

Potash Corp. looks to aboriginal community to help fill future employment needs

The president of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan says the world's largest fertilizer producer must reach out to the aboriginal community to help meet its future employment needs.

Rio Tinto in $352m Canadian upgrade

RIO Tinto, the world's second biggest aluminium producer, will spend $US228 million to upgrade its Shipshaw power station in Canada.

Rio Tinto to invest US8 million in clean hydropower upgrade in Quebec

The project is expected to be completed in December 2012. a oeThis modernisation and upgrading of the Shipshaw power generating station underscores the importance we place on secure, competitively priced energy ...

Outokumpu cuts 3Q loss to €74 million

HELSINKI, Finland : Finnish metals group Outokumpu Oyj said Thursday that it narrowed its losses by two thirds in the third quarter, to 74 million , mainly because of lower nickel prices.

Coal executives lament increasing regulations

Coal company executives say less government regulation would help them help the country decrease the country's dependence on foreign energy.

Russian-owned Evraz announces new production plant and 100 new jobs in Regina

Russian steelmaker Evraz has announced it has added 100 new jobs to operate a new $100-million production facility in Regina that creates large tubular steel pipes.

Coal operators, unions criticize federal proposal to expand drug testing for coal miners

Mine operators praised the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration for tackling what they consider a major safety problem across the country.

Kennecott Buys Ishpeming Mill

Kennecott Minerals Co. originally intended to ship the ores to Canada. But project manager Jon Cherry says that plan was scrapped because of soaring fuel costs.

Mine, environmentalists hail cobalt mine deal

Environmentalists and a company seeking to mine cobalt in central Idaho are hailing a deal they say assures protection of the Upper Salmon River watershed long after the mine closes.

Firm ready to build St. James iron plant

Nucor Corp. plans to build a 500-employee iron plant in Convent and wants to break ground in January, as long as Louisiana grants the necessary environmental permits and the Legislature backs an incentives ...

Gas pipe blaze halts steel mill

KITAKYUSHU Steel production was halted at Nippon Steel Corp.'s Yawata Works complex in Kitakyushu when a fire broke out Tuesday morning at several points along a gas pipe outside a coke factory, firefighters ...

Siemens seeks damages from 11 ex-execs

Siemens AG said Tuesday it plans to sue two former CEOs and nine other ex-executives for alleged supervisory failings in a corruption scandal that has cost the company millions in fines and damaged its ...

Cognex receives multimillion-dollar order from Chinese company

Cognex Corp. received a multimillion-dollar order from China Steel Corp. , the company said Monday.

Consol plans W.Va. coal-to-liquid plant

Mine operator Consol Energy says it's planning to build a gasification plant to turn coal into methanol and gasoline in West Virginia.

New Technology Will Enhance Coal Mine Safety

Working in coal mines can be backbreaking labor, not to mention dangerous.But a new technology invented by researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will make it easier for miners to ensure their safety as they brace the roofs of mine shafts.

Seismic Waves From Mine Collapses Can Now Be Distinguished From Other Seismic Activities

Using the large seismic disturbance associated with the Crandall Canyon mine collapse last August, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and colleagues from the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory at ...

Peabody Energy completes $50M plant expansion in Australia

Peabody Energy has completed its $50-plus million expansion of its Wambo Coal Preparation Facility in Australia, the company said Monday.

AK Steel to invest $21 million more into Butler plant

AK Steel Corp. plans to invest $21 million more into its Butler plant to further expand production capabilities for high value-added grain-oriented electrical steels that are in strong demand in both the U.S. ...

SCC rules against miner in forced retirement case

The Supreme Court of Canada decided Friday that it was legal for a mining company to force a New Brunswick man to retire at 65.