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  • EXCLUSIVE: Memos show EPA officials tried to kill mine project before scientific review

    05/01/2014 6:53:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Agency officials coached tribes on how to oppose Alaska’s Pebble Mine. Obama has repeatedly urged that science guide environmental decisions, regulators inside the Environmental Protection Agency secretly worked with tribal and environmental activists to preempt a full review of an Alaskan mine and veto the project before the owners’ permits could be considered, internal memos show. Charged with being neutral arbiters, EPA officials instead began advocating for a preemptive veto of the Pebble Mine project in western Alaska as early as 2008, long before any scientific studies were conducted or the permit applications for the project were even filed, ......
  • The Best State in America Is…?

    01/23/2014 2:29:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    What’s the best state in America? I’m not sure I can answer that broad question, but I can address the more narrow issue of which state has the most economic freedom. Last month, for instance, I shared some data from the Canada-based Fraser Institute which showed that South Dakota was America’s most laissez-faire state, followed by Tennessee, Delaware, Texas, and Virginia (though all of them trailed the Canadian province of Alberta). And one year ago, I posted about a fascinating Mercatus study that ranked states based on total freedom (including, interestingly, a “bachelor party” variable). That research put North Dakota...
  • Miner being called a hero: Man died trying to save co-worker from carbon monoxide poisoning (CO)

    11/19/2013 7:54:20 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | , November 18, 2013 | Charles Ashby
    Rick Williams is a hero for trying to save the life of fellow Revenue-Virginius Mine worker Nicholas Cappanno in a mine accident Sunday that took both their lives, Cappanno’s brother, Eric Keep, said Monday. Cappanno, a 34-year-old Montrose resident, was new to the hard-rock mine industry, having worked at the Ouray County mine only a few weeks, Keep said. He died alongside Williams, his immediate supervisor in the newly reopened silver and gold mine just southwest of Ouray, in an accident that also injured 19 others early Sunday. “He worked in the gas patch for years, but that would take...
  • Breaking News: Two Dead, 20 Hospitalized in Accident at Ouray County Mine (Colorado)

    11/17/2013 4:00:30 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Watch Newspapers ^ | Nov. 17, 2013 | William Woody, Samantha Wright and Gus Jarvis
    OURAY – A mining accident early Sunday morning at the Revenue-Virginius Mine in Ouray County has killed two miners and sent 20 to the region's hospitals. According to Ouray County authorities at approximately 3:20 p.m. Sunday, the rescue initiated for two miners who remained underground resulted in confirmation of two fatalities at the site by the County Coroner's office; the two men's identities have not been released. Twenty victims were taken to various hospitals in the region, with one victim reportedly in critical condition at Montrose Memorial Hospital. ... The historic Revenue-Virginius Silver Mine is located 6.9 miles south of...
  • Obama refers to 'my military' at Medal of Honor ceremony (Video)(3rd time)

    10/16/2013 8:52:53 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 17 replies
    Examiner.Com ^ | October 16, 2013
    On Tuesday, Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor -- the nation's highest military honor -- to Army Captain William D. Swenson. But for the third time, Obama referred to "my military" during the ceremony, according to a transcript at the official website of the U.S. Army. "So, Will Swenson was there for his brothers. He was there for their families. As a nation, we thank God that patriots like him are there for us all. So, Will, God bless you and all the men you've fought alongside, and for everything you've done for us. God bless all of our...
  • The Polish Wieliczka Salt Mine comes to Google Street View

    09/10/2013 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Dysart · 7 replies
    PopsSci ^ | 9-9-13
    In medieval times, when salt was precious, the mine brought great wealth to Poland. Over the centuries, the men who mined it filled it with religious and historical sculptures and underground chapels alongside their workshops. Older miners taught younger ones how to carve in salt. In modern times, mine officials invited artists to create other sculptures in the mine's passageways.Chapel of St. Kinga in the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland Screenshot from Google Street View
  • What mining companies face

    07/11/2013 9:02:34 AM PDT · by SilverMine · 7 replies
    WQOW ^ | 11 July, 2013 | Silverminer
    If you would really like to see what mining companies are faced with, take a few minutes to read and watch the report at www.wqow.com/story/22811032/video-shows-confrontation" There's new video showing how intense the battle has become over mining in northern Wisconsin. The video is of a confrontation in the woods. This week, we've seen the steps a company has taken to protect its proposed mining site along the Iron-Ashland County line. Armed guards from an Arizona security company were hired. Gogebic Taconite has had concerns ever since an incident with protesters last month. For the first time, we're seeing video believed...
  • Ecoterrorist protesters nasty at Wisconsin mine

    07/11/2013 8:28:13 AM PDT · by From The Deer Stand · 10 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | July 11, 2013 | From the Deer Stand
    The company building the mine in northern Wisconsin has hired armed guards to protect workers after a barrage of ecoterrorist leftists launched the threatening verbal assualt on mine workers. Liberal Democrat State Senator Bob Jauch of Poplar, WI, and Democrat State Rep. Janet Bewely of Ashland, WI were outraged that the mine company hired armed security. Jauch was one of the Democrat senators who fled to Illinois during Gov. Scott Walker's Act 10 proposal. Check out the video but be warned that there are a lot of "F" words, none of which were used by the mine workers.Wisconsin mine protesters
  • Armed guards at mine site withdrawn over lack of licensure

    07/11/2013 4:55:45 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-11-13 | jason stein
    An out-of-state security company providing armed guards for a proposed mining site in northern Wisconsin is standing down at least for now after it was revealed that the firm isn't licensed to provide private security inside Wisconsin. A spokesman for mining firm Gogebic Taconite LLC said that his firm had asked Bulletproof Securities to withdraw its guards from the proposed mine area until it obtains a license to operate in the state. Bob Seitz of Gogebic made the announcement Wednesday afternoon after being contacted by a Journal Sentinel reporter earlier in the day, though Seitz said that Gogebic had first...
  • UPDATE: Gogebic Taconite posts armed guards at iron mine site

    07/10/2013 9:23:32 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 9 replies
    WKOW- Madison ^ | Posted: Jul 09, 2013 11:36 AM CDT | Greg Neumann
    But a company spokesperson says they're simply trying to protect themselves from the types of protesters that vandalized the mine site on June 11th. 15 to 20 protesters raided the mine site in the Town of Anderson early that morning, throwing full soda cans and water jugs towards some workers. One of the protesters, who Iron County Sheriff's Deputies identified as 26 year-old Katie Kloth of Stevens Point, is facing a felony charge of robbery with use of force. A sheriff's report states Kloth forcibly stole a camera away from a Gogebic employee who was videotaping the protesters. The employee...
  • Local miners told mines are being idled (WV)

    10/19/2012 3:59:13 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 28 replies
    WVVA.com ^ | October 18, 2012 | WVVA.com
    A number of miners in southern West Virginia employed by Mechel-Bluestone have received news this week not to come back to work until further notice, WVVA News has learned. A miner at one of the affected mines -- Double Bonus Mine on Pinnacle Creek Road in Pineville -- tells WVVA News that the miners there were told Thursday the mine was being idled until further notice. The miner says the affected workers were told they could file for low-earning unemployment and that a timetable for return was uncertain. At least four other underground and surface mines in the area were...
  • The concession speech the world has been waiting for:

    10/15/2012 11:26:14 AM PDT · by subterfuge · 21 replies
    Subterfuge Daily ^ | 10/15/12 | subterfuge
    Ladies and gentlemen, as you know I’ve been very proud to be your president these last 4 years. Aaand, you know, while I’ve worked as hard between rounds of golf as I possibly could have during these tumultuous times, there simply wasn’t enough time for me to fix all the horrendous things George Bush did to make me inherit the worst economy the U.S. has EVER faced. Some say, ah, that no one man could have repaired all the damage my predecessor had done in 8 years, let alone 4. The important thing to remember is that none of our...
  • Congressman Morgan Griffith Statement on Closure of Buchanan Mine (in Virginia)

    09/04/2012 12:11:46 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 9 replies
    Office of Congressman Morgan Griffith ^ | September 4, 2012 | Congressman Morgan Griffith
    Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after learning that CONSOL Energy will temporarily idle, effective today, its Buchanan Mine in Southwest Virginia: “With this Administration’s ongoing war on coal, unfortunately, today’s extremely disappointing news doesn’t come as a surprise. Our economy is struggling. With current policies, the down economy is not going to improve soon. Obviously, this means that construction, including items built with steel, have been put on hold. This Administration has been clear about one thing, it is not serious about using our own energy resources, thus inviting other countries to increase their production of coal....
  • Zambian miners kill Chinese manager in riot

    08/05/2012 7:11:40 AM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | 05 August 2012
    Zambian coal miners killed a Chinese mine manager and injured his colleague in a riot over wages at a mine known for tensions with the Chinese investor in southern Zambia, state media reported. "Wu Shengzai, aged 50, has been killed by protesting workers after being hit by a trolley which was pushed towards him by the rioting miners as he ran away into the underground where he wanted to seek refugee. He died on the spot while his colleague is in hospital," Southern province police commissioner Fred Mutondo told state news agency the Zambia News and Information Services on Sunday....
  • Duluth sets Bechtel parameters for 100 year copper-nickel-pgm mine PFS

    03/23/2012 7:38:37 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 2 replies
    Mineweb ^ | 22 mar 2012
    HONG KONG (Mineweb) - Talking to Duluth Metals Chairman and CEO, Chris Dundas at Mines & Money Hong Kong he remains extremely enthusiastic about his monster mining project in Northern Minnesota, USA which, if and when it comes to fruition, will become one of the world's great underground mining operations with a mine life probably well in excess of 100 years. Top engineering company Bechtel has been retained to undertake the preparation of the NI 43-101 Prefeasibility Study (PFS) on the initial project based primarily on the Nokomis section of this vast resource and the parameters under which Bechtel has...
  • Assembly mining bill gets sudden GOP support in Senate (Wisconsin)

    02/16/2012 5:47:00 AM PST · by rellimpank · 3 replies
    jsonline ^ | Milwaukee J-S | Lee Bergquist, Patrick Marley and Jason Stein
    Madison - In hope of pushing through controversial mining legislation, the Senate's top leader on Wednesday disbanded a special committee on the issue, but the move could instead prevent a bill from passing before the legislative session ends March 15. The decision by Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) to support the Assembly version of the measure comes amid a second round of recall elections that could result in Republicans losing their majority in the Senate. The Assembly bill weakens existing mining regulations, but supporters believe it provides adequate environmental protections and would spur development of a massive open pit...
  • Obama: It's My Economy? Fine. Give It To Me.(2009)

    08/08/2011 8:03:13 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies
    TCM ^ | 7-14-2009 | Rachel Slajda
    In a speech at Macomb Community College in Warren, Mich., today, President Obama veered off his prepared remarks to take this shot at some of the "it's Obama's economy" critics: I love those folks who helped get us in this mess, and suddenly they say, "This is Obama's economy." That's fine. Give it to me. My job is to solve problems, not stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe.
  • White House: Need to monitor online 'extremism'

    08/04/2011 9:47:02 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 49 replies
    cnet.com ^ | August 3, 2011 | By: Declan McCullagh
    A White House terrorism strategy released today says Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks aid in "advancing violent extremist narratives" and should be monitored by the government. The 12-page strategy (PDF), which outlines ways to respond to violent extremism, promises that: "We will continue to closely monitor the important role the Internet and social-networking sites play in advancing violent extremist narratives." President Obama said in a statement accompanying the report that the federal government will start "helping communities to better understand and protect themselves against violent extremist propaganda, especially online."
  • Archaeologists Return to 'King Solomon's Mines' of Biblical Edom

    05/31/2011 8:53:36 AM PDT · by Palter · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Popular Archaeology ^ | 31 May 2011 | Dan McLerran
    A team of archaeologists and others will return to a site southeast of the Dead Sea in late September, 2011 to continue investigations of what is now considered to be one of the largest copper mines of the ancient Middle East. Among other things, scientists hope to be able to identify the ethnicity or nationality of the people who actually controlled the mining and smelting operation during the 10th century B.C.E., the time period when, based on the Biblical accounts, scholars have traditionally dated the kingdom of Edom, as well as that of David and Solomon of ancient Israel. The...
  • EPA Retroactively Vetoes Spruce No. 1 Mine Permit(1,000 More Jobs Destroyed!)

    01/13/2011 10:33:46 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    WBOY-TV12 ^ | 1-13-11 | WBOY-TV
    After more than a year of review and negotiation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Jan. 13 that it rescinded the permit for Arch Coal Co.’s Spruce Fork No. 1 surface mine in Logan County. The mine would have unacceptable effects on the environment, the agency decided. “EPA is taking this action under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act because the discharges associated with the DA Permit in Pigeonroost Branch, Oldhouse Branch and their tributaries will have unacceptable adverse effects on wildlife,” reads the agency’s final determination. “In addition, the impacts downstream due to the destruction of those streams...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-14-10 (DUmmies DU a Debbie Downer on the Chile mine rescue!)

    10/14/2010 10:13:40 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 41 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 14, 2010 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    It's the feel-good story of the year! The Chile mine rescue transfixed, united, and gladdened the whole world that was watching. But leave it to the DUmmies of Democratic Underground to use the rescue operation as an occasion to blast two of their favorite EEEvils, namely, capitalism and religion. Now, to be fair, many of the DUmmies did cheer and rejoice--it was hard not to. But there were not a few Debbie Downers who couldn't help but interject their pet hates into the story. You can see that on their several "live threads"--I'll link just THREAD #3, but you...
  • Miners as Metaphor: Hope Rescued from the Mine in Chile, World Invited to Begin Again

    10/13/2010 6:42:48 AM PDT · by tcg · 13 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/13/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Like the rest of the world I awakened with the plight of 33 miners in Chile immediately coming to my mind. I had drifted off to sleep last night praying for the success of the rescue mission which had already begun. Throughout the evening, as time zones allowed, people of every nation watched, almost as sentries. Then, with the fresh light of dawn, I awakened to the colorful collage of safety jacket orange and celebrative flags illuminated by the sundrenched backdrop of the Chilean desert. Hope sprung forth from that dark mine and lit up the whole world. The entire...
  • Chile miners: joy as rescue to begin on Wednesday (drilling team & drill is American)

    10/10/2010 9:23:32 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 8 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 10-10-2010
    Speaking at the San Jose mine at the end of an emotional day, Laurence Golborne, Chile’s mining minister, said that engineers had decided the first 315 feet (96 metres) of the shaft would need to be cased with steel lining as a protection against falling rocks.
  • Chile mine rescue enters new phase

    10/10/2010 3:58:14 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 23 replies
    IANS ^ | 10/10/10 | IANS
    Copiapo (Chile), Oct 10 (DPA) The rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners entered a precarious new phase Sunday, after a powerful drill broke through to an underground chamber where the men will board the escape capsule. The evacuation of the miners is likely to start Wednesday, according to the country's mining minister Laurence Golborne. Golborne cautioned against early jubilation, warning: 'We still haven't saved anyone yet.' The 33 miners have endured the longest known underground entrapment ever - more than two months - all the while connected to the world through audio and visual links. Now they have to...
  • Giant rats put noses to work on Africa's land mine epidemic

    09/08/2010 4:08:51 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 25 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 09/08/2010 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) -- Niko Mushi hated rats, as did most people in his village near Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro -- until he learned the critters had a nose for land mines. Mushi, 32, has been working with giant African pouched rats for almost seven years. He now enjoys their company -- "They're just like my friend," he says -- but he concedes he was skeptical when the man who conceived the idea for HeroRats first told him they could sniff out live ordnance. "I thought maybe he was making some jokes," Mushi said. "I was amazed that rats could do such a...
  • 33 miners in Chile are alive, but stuck for months

    08/22/2010 11:43:39 PM PDT · by americanophile · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | August 22, 2010 | MAURICIO CUERVAS
    COPIAPO, Chile — For 33 men found alive after 17 days trapped deep in a copper and gold mine, the toughest challenge now may be preserving their sanity during the months it may take to carve a tunnel big enough for them to get out. Chileans were euphoric Sunday after a narrow drill broke through 2,257 feet (688 meters) of solid rock to reach an emergency refuge where the miners had gathered. The trapped men quickly tied two notes to the end of a probe that rescuers pulled to the surface, announcing in big red letters: "All 33 of us...
  • Religious, Comments

    08/16/2010 6:38:53 PM PDT · by learner · 287 replies · 3+ views
    Learner | August 16,2010 | Learner
    I am sick and tired of this site being taken over by Catholics ( of which I am one ) stories or proverbs. This is a news site not a religion site. Go do that somewhere else. I am not opposed to your prostilazion(sp), just not here. We lose credibility if any religious group dictates or can be quoted from this site. As a long term member of this site I regret posting this information, but the site has been buried in Catholic stuff recently and it should be shunted to some separate page.
  • Playing Politics with Death

    04/07/2010 12:43:36 PM PDT · by pb929 · 1 replies · 278+ views
    Smoke and Change ^ | 4/7/2010 | Smoke and Change
    There is nothing more despicable than using the misfortune and tragedy of others for your own personal gain, and yet we are subjected to this type of crass spectacle all too often by our very own elected representatives. The latest example is the terrible coal mine accident this week in West Virginia where at least 25 miners were killed and hope is fading for several others who are still trapped. With the nation riveted on the rescue efforts and prayers going out for the families of those lost and the men still trapped, several of our esteemed members of Congress...
  • Playing Politics With Mine Tragedy Already?

    04/07/2010 9:51:54 AM PDT · by JedEckert2000 · 13 replies · 506+ views
    www.jedeckert.com ^ | April 7, 2010 | JedEckert2000
    Apparently, the left will stoop to any level - any at all - in order to make a cheap political point. With the horrible accident ongoing and the fates of some miners still not known, the propagandists have already begun linking the West Virginia mining disaster to Tea Parties, global warming, and capitalism. Oh, and remember when President Bush somehow got blamed for the Sago mine disaster?! Surely, the Chosen One could have done something for these poor down-trodden workers...
  • Report: 6 Dead in W. Va. Coal Mine Blast: 21 Unaccounted For

    04/05/2010 3:17:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 2,008+ views
    Report: 6 dead in W. Va. coal mine blast 21 unaccounted for; emergency crews on the scene BREAKING NEWS msnbc.com staff and news service reports updated less than 1 minute ago CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An explosion at an underground West Virginia coal mine on Monday killed at least six people and left 21 unaccounted for, a state mining official said. The accident happened around 4:30 Monday afternoon at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in Raleigh County, about 30 miles south of Charleston. The West Virginia state police confirmed an "incident," but had no further information.
  • China mine survivor hunt goes on

    04/03/2010 10:31:21 PM PDT · by shield · 1 replies · 281+ views
    silobreaker ^ | April 4th, 2010
    Rescuers said they have not given up hope of finding survivors one week after a flood trapped 153 workers in a northern Chinese mine. But no decisions have been made yet on the next step after a dive team entered the mine and called the situation underground "very difficult"..
  • Decades-old mine might have hit S.Korea warship: minister

    03/29/2010 10:49:07 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies · 715+ views
    New Straits Times ^ | 3/30/2010 | New Straits Times
    A mysterious blast that tore a South Korean warship in half might have been caused by a mine dating back to the 1950-53 Korean War, Seoul’s defence minister said Monday. Forty-six sailors are missing after the Cheonan, a 1,200-tonne corvette, sank in the Yellow Sea Friday night near the tense disputed border with North Korea, in one of the country’s worst sea disasters. The area was the scene of deadly naval clashes in 1999 and 2002, and of a firefight last November. But Seoul officials say there is no evidence so far Pyongyang attacked the Cheonan. Defence Minister Kim Tae-Young...
  • The Mega Crystals of Naica Mine: Big Pics

    02/16/2010 12:47:10 PM PST · by DemforBush · 21 replies · 1,980+ views
    Discovery ^ | 2/15/10 | n/a
    Nestling up to a cauldron of pressurized, molten rock is almost never a good idea. But in Mexico's Naica mine, the payoff is worth the risk. About 900 feet below the surface, there is a chamber filled with gypsum. It's the same stuff that goes in the drywall in your house, only in Naica it spent half a million years parboiling in a chamber filled with magma-heated water. Suddenly miners showed up and started pumping the mineral-rich broth out to get at valuable silver and lead deposits nearby. The result is a cavern filled with crystals 36 feet long and...
  • Obama administration will not sign land mine ban (GASP! Isn't that a bad thing?)

    11/24/2009 5:28:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 781+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 11/24/09 | DESMOND BUTLER
    Obama administration will not sign land mine banBy DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press Writer Tuesday, November 24, 2009 15:06 PST WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has decided not to sign an international convention banning land mines. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said Tuesday that the administration recently completed a review and decided not to change the Bush-era policy. "We decided that our land mine policy remains in effect," he said. More than 150 countries have agreed to the Mine Ban Treaty's provisions to end the production, use, stockpiling and trade in mines. Besides the United States, holdouts include: China, India,...
  • Video: Make Freedom Mine

    11/07/2009 7:31:53 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 244+ views
    Today I came across an old video of a cartoon from 1948 called "Make Mine Freedom." The quality is not the greatest, but the message is crystal clear. First, the video and then a little commentary: It's funny to think today that even at the height of capitalist propaganda versus communist propaganda, people were ashamed of being capitalists. What is it that makes success so shameful? Why is it that when one man makes a fortune and spreads wealth throughout society, it's considered greed or selfishness, but when the snake-oil salesmen from the government steal our money and freedom while...
  • Why Not Drill, Mine, and Cut Our Way Out of Debt? Vanity

    08/28/2009 5:44:48 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 86 replies · 986+ views
    08.28.09 | chickensoup
    A poster mentioned something on a previous thread that needs exploration. Why not drill and mine federal lands and use the profits to clean the national debts. There must be billions or even trillions in Alaska, the Gulf, and on other federal lands. We could clean up our debts and become solvent and not put us into default. End cap and trade and cut great deals with differnt companies. Oil, natural gas, timber, mining rights. There is a lot here. Why not use it?
  • Slovakia mourns 20 killed in coal mine blast, fire

    08/12/2009 11:40:37 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 201+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | Aug. 12, 2009
    Slovakia mourns 20 killed in coal mine blast, fire (AP) BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is observing a day of mourning for 20 fatal victims of a fire and explosion in a coal mine, one of the worst accidents in the country's history. Rescue officials have recovered 18 bodies from the Handlova mine in central Slovakia and say they are certain that the two missing miners are also dead. Flags are flying at half-staff across the country Wednesday, and radio and television stations have canceled broadcasts of any entertainment programs. The explosion, caused by gases released in the fire, trapped the...
  • Bill Clinton Linked To Uranium Scandal

    05/27/2009 7:37:26 PM PDT · by FromLori · 3 replies · 726+ views
    Here's a fascinating politics/energy/international relations story that's flying below the radar now, but feels as though it could get huge. The news starts with Uranium One (UUU), a Toronto-listed uranium miner, whose shares plunged 38% on news that the Kazakhstan government was probing whether certain Kazakh mines it owns were acquired illegally. Specifically, it's looking at potentially illegal asset sales by Mukhtar Dzhakishev, the former head of state-owned uranium miner Kazatomprom, who later sought favors from the man who sold the assets to, Frank Giustra, and Bill Clinton. Reuters: [O]ne deal in question was the sale of a 30 percent...
  • Diana Fund gives millions to Clinton charity, despite his betrayal on landmines

    12/20/2008 9:54:43 PM PST · by melt · 12 replies · 677+ views
    mailonline.co.uk ^ | 12/21/08 | William Lowther
    The Princess Diana Memorial Fund has given almost £2million to the Bill Clinton Foundation - even though the former US President betrayed a promise he made to Diana to ban landmines. The news has shocked the Princess’s many supporters who still remember how, despite his pledge, Mr Clinton ultimately bowed to Pentagon pressure and refused to sign a treaty forbidding use of the weapons. The US still uses landmines in hotspots such as the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea. Under the Clinton administration, American agents also bugged Diana’s phone calls when she stayed with her friend Lucia Fletcher...
  • Not Just a Bad Hair Day

    11/24/2008 12:43:00 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 6 replies · 777+ views
    U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings ^ | October 2008 | Cdr Robert W. Witzieb and Scott C. Truver
    Suzie's hair gel is arriving in San Diego. But will a cheap and elusive mine or other explosive device give not just Suzie but the whole nation a lot more to worry about? Threading her way through the channel of a congested San Diego harbor, the containership Devonshire Trader-stacked to the pilot house with shipping containers including Suzie's Royal Paradise hair gel from New Zealand-is just moments away from the end of a routine, almost monotonous crossing of the Pacific. Without warning, a tower of seawater suddenly envelops both sides of the bow and a massive shudder passes down the...
  • Fatal Mine Collapse Covered Fifty Acres (Crandall Canyon - Utah)

    06/02/2008 9:09:08 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 141+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-3-2008 | University Of Utah
    Fatal Mine Collapse Covered 50 Acres ScienceDaily (Jun. 3, 2008) — New calculations show that the deadly Crandall Canyon mine collapse -- which registered as a magnitude-3.9 earthquake -- began near where miners were excavating coal and quickly grew to a 50-acre cave-in, University of Utah seismologists say in a report on the tragedy. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations estimated the size of the collapse is about four times larger than was thought shortly after the time of the Aug. 6, 2007, disaster that resulted in the deaths of six miners and, 10 days later, three rescuers. The seismologists'...
  • Fatal mine collapse covered 50 acres [Aug 6 Crandall Canyon collapse likely lasted only seconds]

    06/01/2008 11:21:23 PM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 4 replies · 135+ views
    University of Utah ^ | 1-Jun-2008 | Lee Siegel
    This map shows the part of the Crandall Canyon Mine that was being mined in August 2007, when a collapse occurred. A smaller collapse in March 2007 (red rectangle marked... Click here for more information. SALT LAKE CITY� New calculations show that the deadly Crandall Canyon mine collapse � which registered as a magnitude-3.9 earthquake � began near where miners were excavating coal and quickly grew to a 50-acre cave-in, University of Utah seismologists say in a report on the tragedy. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations estimated the size of the collapse is about four times larger than...
  • Company Seals Collapsed Mine, Entombs Six Trapped Workers

    11/20/2007 11:47:18 PM PST · by Westlander · 3 replies · 79+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | 11-21-2007 | Fox
    The Utah mine where six workers were entombed after a thunderous collapse has been sealed, leaving expensive mining machinery inside, federal regulators said Tuesday.
  • China wins major Afghan project

    11/20/2007 12:56:56 PM PST · by BGHater · 10 replies · 87+ views
    BBC ^ | 20 Nov 2007 | Ian MacWilliam
    A Chinese mining company has won a tender to develop one of the world's largest copper mines in Afghanistan. The state-owned China Metallurgical Group says it will invest nearly $3bn in the mine at Aynak in the province of Logar, south of Kabul. Officials say it will be the largest foreign investment in Afghan history and will employ 10,000 people. When construction is complete the company will pay the Afghan government $400m a year. 'World-class' The Afghan government wants to attract foreign companies to make mining a key sector of an economy that is on a slow recovery after three...
  • Ukraine Gas Blast Kills 63 Miners, Traps 37

    11/18/2007 7:15:46 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 147+ views
    Tauac ^ | 11-19-2007
    Ukraine gas blast kills 63 miners, traps 37 Last Updated: 1:40am GMT 19/11/2007 A gas explosion tore through a Ukrainian mine killing at least 63 men and trapping another 37 underground in shafts engulfed by fire and smoke. Officials said the chance of rescuing the survivors was "poor". A pocket of methane gas detonated at around 3?am local time at the Zasyadko mine in the Donetsk region at a depth of more than 3,280 feet, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. Yuri Zayats, the head of the Zasyadko coal mine's trade union council, said: "There is thick smoke in the shafts...
  • 3,200 Miners Stuck Underground ( South Africa)

    10/03/2007 1:52:07 PM PDT · by maquiladora · 25 replies · 1,674+ views
    Thousands Trapped In SA Gold Mine Updated: 21:39, Wednesday October 03, 2007 Three thousand workers are trapped in a gold mine near Johannesburg, in South Africa. More follows...
  • MSHA Proposes New Coal Mine Rescue Rules

    09/06/2007 7:15:48 PM PDT · by Westlander · 1 replies · 157+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday September 6, 2007 | BRIAN FARKAS
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration on Thursday announced proposals it says will improve rescue operations at the nation's 653 underground coal mines, in part by cutting maximum emergency response times in half. The agency published two proposed regulations in the Federal Register aimed at complying with a federal law passed last year in the wake of an explosion that killed 12 West Virginia miners. The proposed rules would require rescuers to reach underground coal mines within one hour. The current rule is two hours.
  • One Girl Dead, One Injured After Falling In Arizona Mine Shaft

    09/02/2007 4:36:36 PM PDT · by Issaquahking · 52 replies · 1,488+ views
    Fox news ^ | 2007-09-02 | National News
    One Girl Dead, One Injured After Falling In Arizona Mine Shaft, Two girls riding an all-terrain vehicle fell into a mine shaft, killing one while the other remained trapped overnight, authorities said Sunday.
  • Lawyer: Hole finds no sign of miners

    08/25/2007 6:37:18 PM PDT · by Westlander · 9 replies · 637+ views
    AP ^ | August 25,2007 | CHELSEA J. CARTER and JENNIFER DOBNER
    HUNTINGTON, Utah - The latest holed drilled into a collapsed mine where six men are trapped broke through a chamber too small for the men to survive, a lawyer for several of the men's families said Saturday.
  • Senate Plans Hearings on Mine Collapse

    08/23/2007 12:58:28 PM PDT · by yorkie · 26 replies · 523+ views
    ABC News with Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2007 | Jennifer Dobner - AP Writer
    As rescuers drilled a final hole into a Utah mountain Thursday to search for six missing coal miners, the U.S. Senate added its voice to a growing chorus of questions raised over the safety of the mine. The Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees labor issues announced plans for a hearing on the mine collapse when Congress returns from its summer break Sept. 5. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, also demanded a list of documents Thursday from the Labor Department about the Crandall Canyon Mine and its operators. Kennedy wants to review several...