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Balancing Environmental Issues and Mining Industry
Saleem Ali, professor of environmental studies at the University of Vermont, speaks to Salpi Ghazarian about corporate social responsibility in mining and balancing environmental needs with developing a safe mining industry in Armenia.
Views: 451 CivilNet
Environmental Mitigation Policy and Procedures for BC – An Overview
This video provides a general overview of BC’s Environmental Mitigation Policy and Procedures.
Views: 911 ProvinceofBC
Coal Valley: The story of B.C.'s quiet water contamination crisis
In this beautiful valley in southern British Columbia — a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts — a water crisis is slowly unfolding. The Elk Valley is home to some of Canada's largest mines, which grow daily in an unrelenting pursuit of metallurgical coal, used primarily to create steel. With the coal extracted in these mines, owned and operated by one of B.C.'s most influential corporations, Teck Resources, comes selenium, a naturally occurring element that, while fine in small doses, can quickly become toxic to aquatic life. Selenium levels in the Elk Valley are off the charts — far above the limits set out in B.C.'s water quality guidelines. And yet, coal mining operations continue unabated in the Elk, where fish are suffering from misshapen jaws and missing gill plates — signature birth defects caused by selenium poisoning. Now, residents are being warned not to drink water from local wells that are contaminated with selenium at levels above what is considered safe for human consumption. Read more on The Narwhal: http://bit.ly/SeleniumElkValley Don't miss our investigative reporting. Sign up for our weekly newsletter: https://thenarwhal.ca/newsletter
Views: 892 The Narwhal
Environmental Mats Ltd. is a BC company located in Prince George, at the cross-roads of both rail and road transportation to all of western Canada. An ideal location for obtaining the LOCAL Douglas Fir logs they mill for use in the production of their high quality, lightweight access mats used in the Oil & Gas, Mining and Construction sectors in British Columbia.
Views: 4919 B.C People
Lesson on mining to a grade 7 science class.
I was invited to one of the middle schools that feed into my school to give a lesson on mining in the area and relate it to rock classification that they had been working on in class. We recorded the lesson so it could be used by other classes and shared to anyone else wanting to view it. In this lesson I talk about the gold rush, or gold rushes in general. Local legends of lost gold mines. How important mining is to our economy. And what types of mines we have close by and how important they are to every day life. W also talk a bit about mine reclamation and old mine shafts (adits) This video is produced by Dan Hurd, Prospector, Miner, Teacher and YouTuber, as part of his YouTube channel based on educational videos about gold mining, gold panning, prospecting, rock hounding, and mineral collecting. Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/Danhurd Web -- www.bc-claims.no-ip.ca Facebook -- www.facebook.com/danhurdgold
Views: 5615 Dan Hurd
2012 05 07 - Newspaper Editorial Interview with Gwen Barlee about environmental impacts of mining
Responsible mining & environmental protection can coexist. Gwen Barlee of the Wilderness Committee discusses B.C.'s mining impact on the environment with Vancouver Sun editor Fazil Mihlar.
Views: 99 TheWCNews
Environmental Issues Surrounding Quinsam Coal Mine
CAMPBELL RIVER - Environmental groups are banding together to raise concerns about water quality near Campbell River. They say arsenic levels are extremely high in Long Lake, near the site of the Quinsam coal mine. The groups are pointing to recent tests that show arsenic levels thirty times higher than the acceptable limits. They are calling on the provincial government to investigate.
Views: 1545 ANewsVanIsland
Coal industry: mining and  transportation
UMMC coal deposits are part of Kuznetsk coal basin (Kemerovo region), which provides over 65% of Russian coal production. 90% of UMMC coal production is open-pit. UMMC produces high-caloric, low-ash coal that has lower environmental impact.
Ted Ohashi Interview - Bill Bennett, BC Minister of Energy and Mines
Ted Ohashi interviews the Honourable Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines for British Columbia. The Minister discusses what his government is doing to help the exploration sector of the mining industry, talks about Ajax Mining and how to work with a mine that physically overlaps an existing community and closes with some comments on the B.C. coal industry. Brought to you by Barkerville Gold Mines (TSX-V: BGM) and The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia. (AME BC).
Environmental impact of mining | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_mining 00:00:54 1 Erosion 00:01:42 2 Sinkholes 00:02:51 3 Subsidence 00:03:15 4 Water pollution 00:05:23 4.1 Acid rock drainage 00:07:42 4.2 Heavy metals 00:08:42 5 Effect on biodiversity 00:11:56 6 Aquatic organisms 00:13:45 6.1 Microorganisms 00:14:48 6.2 Macroorganisms 00:15:55 7 Terrestrial organisms 00:16:05 7.1 Vegetation 00:19:05 7.2 Animals 00:20:17 7.3 Microorganisms 00:22:54 8 Waste 00:23:02 8.1 Tailings 00:24:42 8.2 Spoil Tip 00:25:47 9 Effects of mine pollution on humans 00:26:43 10 Coal mining 00:26:52 11 Deforestation 00:27:22 12 Oil shale 00:27:31 13 Mountaintop removal mining 00:27:41 14 Sand mining 00:28:06 15 Mitigation 00:29:04 16 Specific sites 00:29:40 17 Film and literature 00:30:09 18 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8209219487153951 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practices. Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining processes. These processes also have an impact on the atmosphere from the emissions of carbon which have effect on the quality of human health and biodiversity. Some mining methods may have such significant environmental and public health effects that mining companies in some countries are required to follow not so strict environmental and rehabilitation codes to ensure that the mined area returns to its original state.
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Mining Industry Public Opinion Issues
The mining industry has taken a big hit in BC when it comes to public opinion, following the Mount Polley disaster in the Cariboo. It's an issue the Mining Association of Canada says it is taking quite seriously.
Views: 58 Citytv
Sulfur Dioxide & Exposure Concerns
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is one of a group of highly reactive gasses known as oxides of sulfur. It is a colorless gas with a pungent and suffocating odor. It is a common air pollutant found in many parts of the world. Much of the sulfur dioxide in the air comes from the burning of coal and oil at electric power plants. Other sources of sulfur dioxide come from industrial facilities that use coal or oil, petroleum refineries, cement manufacturing, metal mining and processing, paper pulp manufacturing and copper smelting. Trains, large ships and some diesel equipment may burn high sulfur fuels which also contributes to sulfur dioxide in the air. Sulfur dioxide has also been used as a food preservative and for food processing; as a disinfectant; for bleaching flour, fruit, grain, wood pulp, wool, textile fibers, wicker, gelatin and glue; and for making other chemicals. It is also used for wastewater treatment. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides can react with precipitation, oxygen and other substances in the atmosphere to form acid rain. People can be exposed to sulfur dioxide outdoors by breathing polluted air. This is more likely to occur in the summer, when the sun and hot temperatures react with pollution to form smog. Natural pollution sources, such as plant decay and volcanoes can also expose people to this gas. People who live near or work in facilities that utilize sulfur dioxide or produce it as a by-product may also be exposed. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Breathing sulfur dioxide can irritate the nose, throat, and lungs, and cause coughing and shortness of breath. Short-term exposure to sulfur dioxide can cause stomach pain, menstrual disorders, watery eyes, inhibition of thyroid function, loss of smell, headache, nausea, vomiting, fever, convulsions, and dizziness.” They also report, “Short-term exposure to high levels of sulfur dioxide in the air can be life-threatening by causing breathing difficulties and obstructing airways, especially for people with lung disease. Long-term exposure to persistent levels of sulfur dioxide can cause chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and respiratory illness. It can also aggravate existing heart disease.” These are just a few things to know about sulfur dioxide, exposure risks and potential health concerns. To learn more about this or other indoor and outdoor air quality, health and safety, occupational or environmental issues, please visit the websites shown below. Clark Seif Clark http://www.csceng.com EMSL Analytical, Inc. http://www.emsl.com Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc. http://www.iecinc.net LA Testing http://www.latesting.com Zimmetry Environmental http://www.zimmetry.com Healthy Indoors Magazine http://www.iaq.net Hudson Douglas Public Adjusters http://HudsonDouglasPublicAdjusters.com
Views: 27694 Paul Cochrane
Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic
What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic https://youtu.be/G4H1N_yXBiA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 844499 National Geographic
Mount Polley Mine Disaster Two Years In
Today marks the two year anniversary of the Mount Polley mine disaster when 25 million cubic metres of mining waste spilled into Quesnel Lake. Although the incident exposed major flaws in B.C. mining regulations, the situation has not improved. In fact, B.C. is pushing ahead with 10 new mines in the northwest portion of the province, directly within the transboundary watershed that is home to the continent's most flourishing wild salmon run. Read more on DeSmog Canada: http://bit.ly/MountPolleyYear2 Stay informed: http://bit.ly/SiteC-StayInformed
Views: 6279 The Narwhal
2012: The government's role in BC's mining industry: A closer look at the key issues
Streamlining the permitting process is important for mining companies as delays could cause mining companies to look at other jurisdictions.
Views: 72 PwCCanada
Fracking explained: opportunity or danger
Fracking explained in five minutes. Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us. Short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science. We would love to interact more with you, our viewers to figure out what topics you want to see. If you have a suggestion for future videos or feedback, drop us a line! :) We're a bunch of Information designers from munich, visit us on facebook or behance to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://www.behance.net/kurzgesagt Fracking explained: opportunity or danger Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
Groundwater Contamination & the New Prosperity Mine
The New Prosperity Mine is a proposed copper gold mine by Taseko Mines Limited that is to be located near Williams Lake, British Columbia. A very similar version of this project was not approved by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency in 2010. Six months later, the BC Provincial Government proposed this new, but very similar project called the 'New Prosperity Mine' and it is currently in the Environmental Assessment process. This is an educational video about the effects of mines on groundwater and any resulting consequences. The video was made for a 3rd year Geography/4th year Environmental Science class, called Environmental Assessment, that is offered through the University of Victoria. The video is meant to offer insight into just one aspect of the mining industry on the surrounding environment and people who use the affected lands. The video is meant to show that there needs to be a more rigorous environmental assessment process in British Columbia. I apologize for the low-quality upload, as the Power Point was recorded using a digital camera and uploaded onto YouTube after many failed attempts of converting the presentation to a file format that is YouTube compatible. The issue had to do with how the background music and voice overs were embedded into the presentation. Nonetheless, the video is educational and informative. Enjoy!
Views: 278 canadaiscold85
BC Environmentalists up in arms over the feds' environmental assessment plan
http://www.ctvvancouverisland.ca http://www.facebook.com/ctvvi VICTORIA -- Canada's Natural Resources Minister wasn't making any friends among environmental groups when he announced sweeping reforms to the way big oil and mining projects are reviewed. Joe Oliver plans to reduce the bodies responsible for environmental assessments from 40 to 3 and download most of the work to the provinces. He also announced that environmental groups could only attend the hearings if they had a direct interest and lived in the proposal area. Critics fear BC's assessment process isn't strong enough and point to Fish Lake as a warning of what could happen if checks and balances are removed. Follow Stephanie Sherlock on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CTVNewsSteph
Views: 293 ctvvi
Tar Sands Oil Extraction - The Dirty Truth
Environmental devastation of the land, water, and air - the largest industrial energy project in the world is extracting crude oil from bitumen found beneath the pristine boreal forest of Alberta, Canada. Effecting a land mass equivalent in size to Florida or England, Both industry and government are putting money before the health and security of its people and the environment. Tar sands take 3 barrels of water to process every barrel of oil extracted. Ninety percent of this water becomes so toxic that it must be stored in tailing ponds. Unfortunately these ponds regularly leach pollution into the third largest watershed in the world. Water depletion, exploitation, privatization and contamination has become one of the most important issues facing humanity this century. Check out my other video on water issues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMmpg35Bym0 and see my other videos to learn about the dark side of fossil fuels. To learn more about tar sands, be sure to check out the featured film sources listed below. Find out more about what you can do and how to support the film makers. Crude Sacrifice http://www.crudesacrifice.com/ Dirty Oil (available to watch online) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA_BBGuCs20 Downstream -- (available to watch online) http://www.babelgum.com/3015242/downstream.html H2Oil http://h2oildoc.com/home/ Petropolis http://www.petropolis-film.com/ Check out a new promising technology to eliminate tailing ponds: http://www.gizmag.com/ionic-liquids-used-to-process-tar-sands/18214/ Tar sands development can be minimized by blocking development of pipelines, such as Keystone XL, that carry the sludge of this incredibly polluting energy project. Tell Canada to clean up this mess and join with Bill McKibben and Josh Fox and let your voice be heard.
Views: 446389 SustainableGuidance
British Columbia Environmental disaster 2014  - YouTube
The creatures in the Pacific Ocean around British Columbia are dying off. Started with starfish now its oysters and scallops, what's next?
Views: 930 JCVdude
Claytus Yambon - Environmental and Cultural Impacts of Mining on the Sepik River, PNG
Carver Claytus Yambon speaks in Victoria BC about the cultural and environmental consequences of mining in Papua New Guinea at the headwaters of the Sepik River. Sponsored by Pacific Peoples Partnership
Fair Mining Collaborative on Environmental Assessments
A mine could lead to significant environmental and social impacts. Environment assessments are supposed to foresee these impacts, and protect communities against potential damages. Executive Director Amy Crooks explains how the environmental assessment process in BC could be improved. For more information, see Chapter Six, 'Environmental Assessments,' of the Fair Mining Practices: A New Mining Code for BC, available at our website: http://fairmining.ca
Views: 108 Fair Mining
Mount Polley Mine tailings breach
Ten million cubic metres of wastewater containing dangerous chemicals poured into B.C. waterways when a dam surrounding a tailings pond collapsed.
Views: 47484 CBC News: The National
Environmental Issues Relating to Quartz Mining (clear cutting of trees)
Video component for Mining Assignment CGC1D6 Clear cutting of trees is an issue relating to open pit mining due to the removal of overburden to retrieve the ore.
Views: 187 Sabhat Khan
Audit of Compliance and Enforcement of the Mining Sector
This audit looked at whether or not the Ministry of Energy and Mines' and the Ministry of Environment's compliance and enforcement activities of the mining sector are protecting the province from significant environmental risks.
Views: 1549 BCAuditorGeneral
Secwepemc people take action in response to largest environmental disaster in modern BC history
SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.change.org/p/christy-clark-mount-polley-disaster-should-lead-to-mining-moratorium DONATE: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/fqBgb/ab/a2BcQb VISIT THE SACRED FIRE: https://www.facebook.com/events/278874718975113
Views: 2758 ShitHarperDid
Aerials of destruction caused by Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach
Aerial footage of the destruction caused by the August 4, 2014, breach of the Mount Polley gold and copper mine tailings pond near Likely, BC. Officials are calling the toxic spill an environmental disaster in the Cariboo Regional District of British Columbia. For more info, please go to www.globaltvbc.com.
Views: 212210 Global News
Copper Mining
Mining is a very serious environmental issue. First of all, when a mine is dug, the workers have to destroy the land that is there to make a hole. Also, when the mine is dug, the minerals that are found there release gasses that pollute the air. Water is polluted by: chemicals that the mine releases, by the waste and by the soil runoffs. Soil is polluted by the same chemicals, and by the polluted water that gets into it. Mining is an issue because we can't stop using copper; because we need copper for every single electrical device. People can help solve this issue by recycling copper; so instead of dumping your old T.V. in the trash, recycle it, take out the copper wires and other parts that still work, and use them to make a new television. The only problem with that is that copper wire recycling machines can cost up to a million dollars. If we want a recycling center, or a place where people can recycle their electrical devices, a lot of machines would be needed for that, which means that a lot of money would be needed.
Views: 112 Nikki Ellwood
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BC Mining Jobs Task Force announcement
A BC Mining Jobs Task Force has been established to review exploration and mining in the province and find ways to strengthen this important industry. The 12-member task force will include representatives from industry, First Nations, municipal government, an environmental non-governmental organization, labour, post-secondary/training, and the financial sector. Read more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/16479
Views: 439 ProvinceofBC
Mount Polley Disaster Raises Concerns Over Future Of Mining In BC
Officials are calling the breach of the Mount Polley tailings pond a serious concern as testing continues on water near Likely. Others go so far as to call the breach a devastating event. The incident has brought up questions around the future of mining in BC. But today the province's mining association is defending the industry's reputation.
Views: 322 CKPGTV
Fueling The Economy
Coal production contributes $3 billion annually to the provincial economy. The Mineral Titles Branch (MTB) of the Ministry of Energy and Mines administers provincial coal rights and from 2011 to 2013, the number of coal licence applications increased dramatically due to increased coal prices. Additionally, in northeast B.C., some applications had been deferred for up to eight years due to complex First Nations, wildlife and environmental issues. The backlog in applications was a barrier to exploration and increased future mining activity, and due to these factors, the MTB determined that an innovative approach was required to address the situation while improving consultation with First Nations. In support of government’s goal of increased economic development in the mining sector, the MTB undertook the B.C. Coal Licence Application Backlog Project to improve the application review process. As a result of the Province’s efforts to improve the processing of applications in the northeast region, the Province will collect an additional $2.9 million in tenure revenue over the next three years. In addition, by issuing the coal licence applications, the Province has encouraged coal exploration spending, which creates local jobs and business opportunities.
Views: 117 BCPublicService
Mining industry | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining 00:01:48 1 History 00:01:57 1.1 Prehistoric mining 00:03:13 1.2 Ancient Egypt 00:04:23 1.3 Ancient Greek and Roman mining 00:08:00 1.4 Medieval Europe 00:12:01 1.5 Classical Philippine civilization 00:13:12 1.6 The Americas 00:16:14 1.7 Modern period 00:17:49 2 Mine development and lifecycle 00:20:32 3 Mining techniques 00:22:00 3.1 Surface mining 00:23:03 3.2 Underground mining 00:24:32 3.3 Highwall mining 00:26:16 4 Machines 00:27:38 5 Processing 00:30:22 6 Environmental effects 00:34:25 6.1 Waste 00:36:53 6.2 Renewable energy and mining 00:37:36 7 Mining industry 00:41:45 7.1 Corporate classifications 00:42:33 7.2 Regulation and governance 00:46:31 7.3 World Bank 00:48:38 8 Safety 00:52:16 9 Records 00:54:44 10 Metal reserves and recycling Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.998962699879125 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit. These deposits form a mineralized package that is of economic interest to the miner. Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay. Mining is required to obtain any material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created artificially in a laboratory or factory. Mining in a wider sense includes extraction of any non-renewable resource such as petroleum, natural gas, or even water. Mining of stones and metal has been a human activity since pre-historic times. Modern mining processes involve prospecting for ore bodies, analysis of the profit potential of a proposed mine, extraction of the desired materials, and final reclamation of the land after the mine is closed. De Re Metallica, Georgius Agricola, 1550, Book I, Para. 1Mining operations usually create a negative environmental impact, both during the mining activity and after the mine has closed. Hence, most of the world's nations have passed regulations to decrease the impact. Work safety has long been a concern as well, and modern practices have significantly improved safety in mines. Levels of metals recycling are generally low. Unless future end-of-life recycling rates are stepped up, some rare metals may become unavailable for use in a variety of consumer products. Due to the low recycling rates, some landfills now contain higher concentrations of metal than mines themselves.
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NWCC School of Exploration & Mining Field Assistant Training
NWCC's Mining Exploration & Field Assistant Program is a 120 hour program composed of two modules: 1. Natural Resources Field Skills 2. Mineral Exploration Field Skills Along with industry required safety certificates imbedded in each module, this program prepares students for entry-level fieldwork in a variety of natural resource industries with a focus on activities in mining, exploration, natural resources, and environmental monitoring. Students will learn essential field skills for working as a field assistant with hands on applied examples to develop skills to be safe and versatile field assistants. Potential industries for employment include construction, exploration and mining, oil and gas, pipeline development, forestry, agriculture, government agencies, and environmental monitoring. NWCC's Mining Exploration & Field Assistant Program is offered with the support of TransCanada. Visit the NWCC School of Exploration & Mining for more info.: http://www.nwcc.bc.ca/programs-courses/nwcc-schools/school-exploration-mining/school-exploration-mining-courses-programs
Views: 1229 NWCCBC
Another report into the South African mining community released
The Bench Marks Foundation has released another damning report into the South African mining community. It has been focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility in the mining environment - and the latest report concerns the coal industry. The Foundation says that workers face a hostile environment with unsafe and dreadful conditions. It says mining companies generally are flouting environmental, labour and social laws frequently and openly. And coal miners concentrated in Mpumalanga are no different. South Africa is haveily reliant on coal to produce electricity. It is also a significant participant in global coal markets with Anglo and BHP Billiton dominating.
Views: 334 SABC Digital News
The fallout from the Mount Polley mine spill in B.C.
Host Affan Chowdhry speaks with The Globe's B.C. reporter Andrea Woo about the tailing pond spill in Mount Polley that has polluted nearby waterways. Plus, we take a look at the effect on this spill on sockeye salmon
Views: 3070 The Globe and Mail
Integrated mine closure good practice
Mineral resources are finite, making the eventual closure of a mining operation inevitable. Leaving a community with a sustainably rehabilitated landscape benefits everyone; the local community, the ecosystem and the reputation of the company. Planning for closure needs to be a collaboration between governments, industry and communities to both understand and address the environmental, social and economic impacts. Responsible closure involves the removal of all infrastructure and facilities, the rehabilitation of surface land, and taking all necessary measures to ensure community livelihoods are sustainable beyond the life of the mine. To mine with principles is to plan, design for, and implement responsible closure strategies. To sustainably manage the natural resources and biodiversity of our planet, enhancing the social wellbeing of local communities, and making financial provision to fulfill those plans. It is what we expect of our members. Our ICMM Integrated Mine Closure – Good Practice Guide provides mining companies with the information needed to effectively integrate closure across the mining life cycle. Visit our dedicated Integrated Mine Closure: Good Practice Guide website to find out more. Or download the guide in full as a PDF.
Views: 557 ICMMvideos
Sustainable Development and Mining
Presentations by Dr. Lyuba Zarsky & Dr. Chris Anderson At the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, The University of Queensland, Australia 18 July 2012 Unless expressly indicated, the views and opinions raised in this video are those of presenter and not the views of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, the Sustainable Minerals Institute or The University of Queensland. Information provided as fact should be corroborated against information published in peer-reviewed academic journals or other trustworthy sources. Part 1: Dr. Zarsky presents on her report "Can extractive industries promote sustainable development? A net benefits framework and a case study of the Marlin mine in Guatemala." Dr. Zarsky is Associate Professor, MBA and International Environmental Policy Programs, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. Part 2 - 35:22 Dr Anderson shares experiences and observations about sustainable development and corporate-community relations in the mining context. Dr Anderson is the Rio Tinto strategy leader and corporate functional lead for Communities in the Americas, with a particular focus on Indigenous communities. Part 3 - 1:06:44 A moderated question and answer session follows the talk with contributions by audience members from both academia and industry. CSRM sincerely thanks Lyuba and Chris for generously contributing their time, knowledge and experience.
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?Esdilagh First Nation launches health-impact assessment
TO LEARN MORE CLICK THE "SHOW MORE" BUTTON BELOW: __________________________________________ For a Japanese-language version please go to: http://youtu.be/TlM4EPlJIMQ For a German-language version please go to: http://youtu.be/u70HzXu4Mn8 For additional broadcast-quality video please go to: http://youtu.be/toojIuQjK_4 __________________________________________ The ?Esdilagh First Nation in central British Columbia, Canada, has given up waiting for the B.C. government to deal with its concerns about the proposed expansion of the Gibraltar Mine, the second largest open-pit copper-molybdenum mine in Canada, and is taking matters into its own hands with an international community health impact assessment. At issue is the government’s approval in 2013 of the proposed doubling of the mine’s output without environmental or community health impact studies. “After the catastrophic Mt. Polley tailings pond failure in 2014, it’s time the government of B.C. started to focus more awareness on the desire of all communities to understand the risks they face and the potential impacts from these kinds of extractive projects,” said Chief Bernie Elkins Mack. Results of the study will be published by the University of Victoria.
Views: 1328 Esdilagh FirstNation
Communities looking for coal mine answers
http://www.ctvvancouverisland.ca http://www.facebook.com/ctvvi CUMBERLAND - Despite having its history deeply rooted in the early days of coal mining, this village in the Comox Valley is adding its voice to others questioning whether a possible mine in the region is a good idea. Councillors for the village of Cumberland passed a motion calling for a more thorough environmental review of the Raven Underground Coal Project, which is being proposed for the Union Bay area. The village joins Courtenay, Comox and the Comox Valley Regional District in looking for an independent provincial baseline study as well as a federal joint review panel to look into the project. The communities are particularly interested in having aquifer mapping completed. The Wilderness Committee congratulated the municipalities on their unified approach to the proposed mine and said that environmental problems created by the project would be too great for the area. The committee's Vancouver Island Campaigner Torrance Coste said the mine would only have a lifespan of 16 years and would threaten several sustainable industries in the area. Follow Gord Kurbis on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CTVNewsGord
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Native Resistance to Canada's Worst Mining Disaster - Mount Polley
To Secwepemc the Water is Sacred, the Salmon are Sacred. The massive Mount Polley mining disaster that happened at Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe, unceded Secwepemc Territory (near Likely, BC) will continue to impact both the water and salmon for thousands of years. Imperial Metals Mount Polley tailings dam failure unleashed billions of gallons of toxic mine tailings and slurry into pristine water ways and salmon spawning grounds. The government of bc has issued a "restart permit" without the consent of the Indigenous Peoples and no sufficient clean up. Secwepemc join with others worldwide to resist and fight back against mining and the re-opening of this illegal and destructive mine, that is backed by government. The footage taken was from several site visits to Ground Zero of the Mount Polley Disaster. Beats by Maroly Tut, Belize
Views: 2765 Kanahus Manuel
Tree of Life Celebration (BC Legislature, 2005)
On May 7, 2005, ten days before the BC provincial election, the Western Canada Wilderness Committee brought out 400 citizens to take part in the "Rally to Defend Beautiful BC" to raise the profile about several key environmental issues that were relevant to the election. The protesters also formed an image with their bodies on the Legislature lawn of a felled tree with the words "Wake Up - May 17", raising awareness about the importance of the environment for the forthcoming provincial election. See the rally and the incredible image in Jeremy Williams' new documentary video.
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Mount Polley Mine Spill: Interview with Kyle Giesbrecht
On August 4th, 2014 a tailings pond at Imperial Metals' Mount Polley mine breached sending billions of litres of mining waste into the local environment. DeSmog Canada and the Vancouver Observer traveled to the spill site to asked locals about their experience and how they feel government and industry are responding to their concerns. Kyle Giesbrecht is from the area and was hired by PD Security to watch drinking water supplies through the night in Likely, B.C.
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BC’s Mines Minister says accident at Mount Polley should not be called environmental disaster
Mines Minister Bill Bennett says the accident should not be called an environmental disaster, comparing it to an avalanche.
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2.7.3 Environmental Impact Assessment
A quick overview of EIA made specifically for the IB Environmental Systems and Societies course but a useful overview for anyone who wants to know more about the ideal EIA process.
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Mitsero Abandoned Mine Horror Story | Old Friend Joins Me!
We arranged a trip to Agros for this week with my buddy Panayiotis, the ride was a chill one, had some coffee up in the mountains, and took the road back home before sunset. https://www.facebook.com/roadzoneofficial/ MITSERO ABANDONED MINE: A Horror Story _____________________________________ Mitsero is an iconic place for Nicosia. Though not particularly old, the rusted structures at these two abandoned mines stand like the modern ghosts of the 6,000-year-old copper industry in Cyprus. Cyprus’ mining history began around 4,000 BC with the production of copper. The people who lived on the island thousands of years ago were incredibly skilled metalworkers. The lucrative orange metal (cuprum in Latin) was even named after the Greek name for Cyprus (Kúpros). During the Roman era, the metal extracted from the earth there were able to satisfy nearly all of the empire’s copper requirements. When the Roman Empire fell, the mining industry also ground to a halt. The industry remained dormant up until the 19th century, when Great Britain colonized the island and revived the mines. But as it turns out, for many of the reopened (and newly opened) mines their resurrections were short-lived. A combination of environmental issues, falling prices, political turmoil, and resource exhaustion caused a number of the mines to close once again. The abandoned Kokkinopezoula and Kokkinoyia mines near the village of Mitsero offer up-close looks at the island’s historic industry. Both are part of a UNESCO Geopark. At the Kokkinopezoula mine, scarred tiers of earth descend toward a lake with a strange red hue. At the Kokkinoyia mine, visitors can see parts of a railway line and a portion of one of the tunnels. Today the abandoned Mine is featured again in TV's not for its profitable resources, but for the story of a serial killer who was killing women and throwing them inside. The shaft there is 150m deep, so the bodies tossed inside were almost impossible to be discovered...until now. From the stories i have heard, the mine in Mitsero was a cursed one from day one. A Cypriot poet has written on a rock outside the mine ''The mine … where the man of the sun and wind, crawls like the worm to find or not find again the hole open that will take him back to life … the mine that became a curse and accusation, legend and history. This that theater and cinema the novel and the song have made spider webs around its dark existence.'' _________________________________________________________________ Rest in Peace to the victims that had fallen from the hands of Mitsero serial killer.
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