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Philippines to shut half of mines, mostly nickel, in environmental clampdown

Philippines to shut half of mines, mostly nickel, in environmental clampdown | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
The Philippines ordered the closure on Thursday of 23 mines, mainly nickel producers that account for about half of output in the world's top nickel ore supplier, in a government campaign to fight environmental degradation by the industry.
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Environment Impact Assessments & Environmental Clearances on Goa mining ... - Economic Times

Environment Impact Assessments & Environmental Clearances on Goa mining ... - Economic Times | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
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Jharkhand disaster: Miners say they warned bosses of imminent danger but were ordered back to work

Jharkhand disaster: Miners say they warned bosses of imminent danger but were ordered back to work | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Workers at the Lalmatia coal mine, where 23 miners were killed last month, say large cracks had first been spotted on excavated material in October.
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Tibetans in anguish as Chinese mines pollute their sacred grasslands

Tibetans in anguish as Chinese mines pollute their sacred grasslands | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Beijing’s thirst for mineral resources is causing unrest in Tibet.
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Inside India’s mines: Between Jan and June 2016, a death every third day

Inside India’s mines: Between Jan and June 2016, a death every third day | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
The actual numbers for accidents or fatalities are higher and there are challenges for the survivors or the victims as far as seeking compensation is concerned
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Two Chinese engineers killed in mine accident in Pak

Read more about Two Chinese engineers killed in mine accident in Pak on Business Standard. Bodies of two Chinese engineers, who were killed after being trapped in a lead and zinc mine in southwestern province of Balochistan, have been retrieved by rescuers, nearly a month after the accident.
The Chinese were employed at the MMC Huaye
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South Africa hasn't protected residents from gold mine pollution: Harvard report

South Africa hasn't protected residents from gold mine pollution: Harvard report | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.
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50 years after the Aberfan mining tragedy the Welsh village can never forget

50 years after the Aberfan mining tragedy the Welsh village can never forget | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
144 people died, most of them children, when an 800ft heap of colliery waste collapsed in 1966
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Child workers die in illegal mica mines as operators exploit their poverty, lack of education - Firstpost

Child workers die in illegal mica mines as operators exploit their poverty, lack of education - Firstpost | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Children in Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are risking their lives to work for pittance at illegal mica mines.
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India: The Burning City

India: The Burning City | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
We investigate how an underground fire that has been burning for 100 years has led to one of India's largest land grabs.
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India's coal mining ambition hurts indigenous group, says Amnesty

India's coal mining ambition hurts indigenous group, says Amnesty | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Read more about India's coal mining ambition hurts indigenous group, says Amnesty on Business Standard. Laws to protect vulnerable communities such as indigenous groups are poorly implemented and regularly flouted, it said
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2 dead, 11 missing after NE China mine fire - China - Chinadaily.com.cn

Two people have been confirmed dead and 11 remain missing three days after a fire broke out underground at an illegal mine in northeast China's Liaoning Province.
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Video: Mine closures leave Indonesia scarred

Video: Mine closures leave Indonesia scarred | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Thousands of mines are closing in Indonesia's coal belt as prices languish and seams run dry. And, as Eve Johnson reports, they're leaving behind badly scarred - and toxic - landscapes.
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Philippines to shut half of mines, mostly nickel, in environmental clampdown

Philippines to shut half of mines, mostly nickel, in environmental clampdown | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
The Philippines ordered the closure on Thursday of 23 mines, mainly nickel producers that account for about half of output in the world's top nickel ore supplier, in a government campaign to fight environmental degradation by the industry.
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Mine collapses in Jharkand's Lalmatia, seven people killed - Times of India

Mine collapses in Jharkand's Lalmatia, seven people killed - Times of India | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Jharkhand mine collapse: 40 to 50 workers are suspected to be still trapped under the debris. ​​An National Disaster Response Force has been sent to the site of the collapse from Patna. Additional personnel from Eastern Coalfields Limited's Sheetalpur headquarters have also been rushed to the spot.
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Miners breathe again after lung lavage

Miners breathe again after lung lavage | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it

Over 2,000 workers of the coal industry who have worked in extreme conditions have had their lungs washed since 2004
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Large scale mining and quarrying on Yamuna bed in Haryana: Report - The Economic Times

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Eleven Indonesians feared dead in gold mine accident

Read more about Eleven Indonesians feared dead in gold mine accident on Business Standard. Eleven Indonesian men are feared dead after water and mud engulfed an illegal gold mine, an official said today, the latest deadly accident to hit the illicit industry.
The men were in a narrow, 50-metre deep shaft on Sumatra island on Monday when
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Child Labor in Cobalt Mines is a Stain on the Global Electronics Industry

Child Labor in Cobalt Mines is a Stain on the Global Electronics Industry | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Congo provides about half the world's supply of cobalt, but this conflict mineral has ties to human rights abuses and child labor.
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The salt farmers of India's Rann of Kutch marshes

The salt farmers of India's Rann of Kutch marshes | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
The Agariya people brave harsh conditions producing most of India's salt, but live in poverty and illness as a result.
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1,400 tonnes of hazardous ash illegally stored in Brisbane and Gympie

1,400 tonnes of hazardous ash illegally stored in Brisbane and Gympie | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Hazardous ash from two Government-owned coal-fired power stations is being illegally stockpiled in sheds on south-east Queensland properties, the state's Environment Department finds.
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Black lung result of deficiencies in coal miner health checks

Black lung result of deficiencies in coal miner health checks | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
A breakdown of the health checks for Queensland's 5500 coal miners was identified in a report into black lung disease by Monash University handed down o
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Key word: Coal.

This is a current OHS issue relevant to the coal mining industry where I view myself working.

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The mine that displaced India's indigenous people

The mine that displaced India's indigenous people | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
About 400 Adivasi families once lived near the Chaal coal mine but were forced out by blasting and water contamination.
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Childhood of tears and toil for young miners

Childhood of tears and toil for young miners | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Families string along their children, some as young as two-months old, hoping to chip their way out of poverty.
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Centre, state pass the buck on silicosis prevention - Times of India

Centre, state pass the buck on silicosis prevention - Times of India | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
In a May 16 notification amending the Rajasthan Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 1986, the state has said that those holding leases of mines or owning these should give “notice to the authorities” not one, but two months prior to undertaking work.
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