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Turkish Parliament approves ILO's mining safety convention

Turkish Parliament approves ILO's mining safety convention | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Parliament has finally approved the International Labor Organization convention on safety and health in mining, following debates after the recent Soma and Ermenek mining disasters
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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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India’s Stone Quarries are Sounding the Death Knell for Their Workers

India’s Stone Quarries are Sounding the Death Knell for Their Workers | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Tuberculosis and Silicosis are killing innumerous stone quarry and mine workers in the country; both private companies and the government are flouting the law and not taking adequate preventive measures or providing compensation.
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Good Sick Jokes or Drugs? –

Good Sick Jokes or Drugs? – | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, geologist Mark Crawford came out with his Toxic Waste Sites: An Encyclopedia of Endangered America, listing the 1300 Superfund sites that — as the worst pollution locations in the U.S.A. — collectively form the National Priorities List (NPL). Created by the Comprehensive Environmental Response and Liability Act, the NPL has not been addressed adequately to date, to[Read More...]
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More Indians are being diagnosed with lung cancer, and it's not because they're smoking

More Indians are being diagnosed with lung cancer, and it's not because they're smoking | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Studies suggest that air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, is linked to rising lung cancer cases among non-smokers, particularly the young & women.
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Towns with cleanest air in India still don’t meet WHO levels: Greenpeace

Towns with cleanest air in India still don’t meet WHO levels: Greenpeace | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
The temple town of Hassan in Karnataka, hilly Pathanamthitta in Kerala and Nongstoin in the West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya have the least particulate matter in air in the country.
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Polavaram faces new petition

Polavaram faces new petition | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
The National Green Tribunal had declined to intervene on a petition filed by RELA stating that the matter was sub-judice.
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Young workers who aren’t using earplugs at work now will pay the price later | Canadian Occupational Safety

Young workers who aren’t using earplugs at work now will pay the price later | Canadian Occupational Safety | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Nearly 1 in 5 young workers is not wearing hearing protection, finds WorkSafeBC
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करवा चौथ भी नहीं बचा पाता सुहाग! यहां कम उम्र में गुजर जाता है पति

करवा चौथ भी नहीं बचा पाता सुहाग! यहां कम उम्र में गुजर जाता है पति | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
आगरा में एक गांव ऐसा भी है, जहां महिलाएं भले ही व्रत रखें, या ताज का दीदार कर पति की लम्बी उम्र की कामना करें, उनका सुहाग उजड़ ही जाता है।
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New coalmines will worsen poverty and escalate climate change, report finds

New coalmines will worsen poverty and escalate climate change, report finds | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Oxfam attacks Australia’s ‘climate policy paralysis’ and urges it to promise no new coalmines and end public subsidies
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Over 2.3 lakh mine workers at risk of silicosis lung disease, Supreme Court told

Over 2.3 lakh mine workers at risk of silicosis lung disease, Supreme Court told | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
In the last five years, 14,064 mines have been inspected out of which 3,076 were found to have violated the regulations. Notices were issued to 998 and prohibitory order
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Platform Collapse Kills Nine at Chinese Power Plant

Platform Collapse Kills Nine at Chinese Power Plant | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Nine workers were killed and two others were injured when a platform collapsed at No. 7 Thermal Power Plant under construction in Guangdong Province, China.
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Inside Hong Kong’s abandoned mines

Inside Hong Kong’s abandoned mines | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
From Ma On Shan to Silvermine Bay, the city is peppered with reminders of a once-thriving underground industry. Post Magazine goes deep
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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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Inspection of mines in India - 2.3 lakh people employed at 11935 mine sites are estimated to be at the risk of contracting silicosis.

2.3 lakh people employed at 11935 mine sites are estimated to be at the risk of contracting silicosis. 
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Maximum of R500 000 in silicosis payout

Maximum of R500 000 in silicosis payout | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
The long-awaited settlement for former mine workers with lung diseases will be between R70 000 and R500 000 per person, City Press has learned.
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Magnesium May Save the Town of Asbestos - Bloomberg

Magnesium May Save the Town of Asbestos - Bloomberg | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
A century of mining the deadly mineral yielded a trove of crushed rocks rich in Mg, which can be converted for use in everything from medical implants to Teslas.
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98.87 lakh metric tonnes minerals illegally excavated in Rajasthan: CAG report | India News - Times of India

98.87 lakh metric tonnes minerals illegally excavated in Rajasthan: CAG report | India News - Times of India | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
India News: The CAG report, tabled in the state Assembly yesterday, claims that apex court directions regarding Aravali hills were not followed by the state's dep
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In Goa, 54 village councils vow to stop coal trucks passing through their streets

In Goa, 54 village councils vow to stop coal trucks passing through their streets | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
As the government presses ahead with projects to transport more coal from Marmugao port to factories in Karnataka, Goans fear the impact of pollution.
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Global capitalism undermines progress in workplace safety in Bangladesh’s garment industry

Global capitalism undermines progress in workplace safety in Bangladesh’s garment industry | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Four years after the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed 1,100 garment workers in Bangldesh, "savage capitalism" in the developing world undercuts workers'
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Philippines makes it mandatory for sedentary workers to take regular 'standing' breaks

Philippines makes it mandatory for sedentary workers to take regular 'standing' breaks | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Local media reports that according to the new rules, office workers must be given a five-minute break every two hours.  
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Locals protest against titanium mining in Binh Dinh - News VietNamNet

 Residents in two communes of the southern province of Binh Dinh have raised a heated protest against titanium mining activities, citing pollution concerns.
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Over 2.3 lakh mine workers at risk of silicosis lung disease, Supreme Court told

Over 2.3 lakh mine workers at risk of silicosis lung disease, Supreme Court told | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
In the last five years, 14,064 mines have been inspected out of which 3,076 were found to have violated the regulations. Notices were issued to 998 and prohibitory order
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El Salvador makes history as first nation to impose blanket ban on metal mining

El Salvador makes history as first nation to impose blanket ban on metal mining | Mining_Asia | Scoop.it
Campaigners celebrate victory for ‘water over gold’ after country unaninmously ushers through historic bill to end all forms of metal mining
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17 killed in China coal mine accident

Seventeen Chinese coal miners were killed when a lift used to move workers fell down a shaft, state media reported.
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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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