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MSHA Issues Guidelines for Industry Compliance with Ventilation Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the release of four new program information bulletins pertaining to ventilation issues in underground coal mines. Mine Safety and Health Administration made the […]

Cyanide ban threatens European gold mines

On May 5, 2010, the European Union Parliament approved a resolution which calls on the Commission to initiate a complete ban on the use of cyanide mining technologies in the European Union by the end of 2011. Endomines says “the resolution was based on erroneous information about the usage of cyanide in the mining industry. [...]

Leaked environmental report pre-empts longwall changes

A LEAKED draft report into the environmental impacts of coal mining in New South Wales has environmentalists up in arms, but for coal operators it gives an interesting insight on what is in store for […]

Environmental concerns and increasing electricity demand are boosting the nuclear energy market

Supplying over 31% of electricity demand, nuclear energy plays a key role in the EU’s generation structure, and emerges as a comprehensive and cost-effective generating option. In fact, it has the potential to reduce carbon […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces new Mercury-free tilt sensor

RUGBY, UK, 20 May 2008 – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (+44 (0) 1788 820300 or visit, the world leader in serving science, has announced the launch of the Thermo Scientific Ramsey Mercury-Free Tilt Sensor, […]

Active Control Technology Inc. announced today another purchase order for ActiveMineTM

TORONTO, May 21, 2008 – , the premier wireless communications and locating system for mines, from West Virginia’s Stacy Lynn Coal Co. Stacy Lynn selected ActiveMine over three competing analog leaky feeder systems. ActiveMine provides […]

Core saw sideline turns into flourishing enterprise

BY NORM TOLLINSKY You never know where linecutting will take you. For Vance McAfee, it led to a 32-year career as an area supervisor for Inco Exploration. Now, in retirement, he’s busier than ever manufacturing […]

Active Control installs first commercial ActiveMine system at West Virginia coal mine

TORONTO, May 1, 2008 – Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced today that it has sold and installed its first commercial deployment of ActiveMineTM, the company’s two-way wireless Wi-Fi communications and tracking system, at an […]