Newsletter 16: Spring/Summer 2004

Viernes, Agosto 12, 2005
A delegation of indigenous leaders from New Caledonia addressed the MiningWatch Canada Annual Meeting which took place in Ottawa April 23, at the Embassy Hotel. They were in Canada to attend the INCO Annual Meeting in Toronto and to meet with allies. Sue Moodie and Brennain ...
Viernes, Agosto 12, 2005

When Sherritt Gordon Mines and Black Hawk Mining had taken all the copper, zinc, nickel and gold they could get out of the Lynn Lake, Manitoba, they closed their mines and took their profits, but they left millions of tonnes of toxic tailings and a devastated community behind.

Viernes, Agosto 12, 2005

Attawapiskat First Nation Member Mike Koostachin submitted the following statement to the Federal Regulators on January 21, 2004. It concerns the impact of a possible diamond mine in the James Bay lowlands.

Wachay!

Viernes, Agosto 12, 2005

Most of the pollutants caused by extractive phase mining are exempt from the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI).

The exemption for mining is for activities related to the actual removal of ore, rock or overburden, up to and including primary crushing. Releases and transfers of NPRI substances produced in the processing of rock ore, such as milling, concentrating, smelting and refining, are reportable.

Viernes, Agosto 12, 2005

MiningWatch has recently published new research on the bias of the tax system towards mining exploration -- Understanding Mining Taxation in Canada.

Viernes, Agosto 12, 2005
An earthquake on September 17, 2004 measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale caused a pipeline to break at the Alumbrera mine in Argentina, sending copper and gold concentrate into the Villa Vil river. An unknown amount of mineral concentrate filled approximately 2 kilometres of the Villa Vil river, which provides water for domestic consumption and irrigation to the municipality ...
Viernes, Agosto 12, 2005
On September 15, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) conducted the second day of hearings into the renewal of Cameco Corporation’s licence to operate the McArthur River underground uranium mine and Key Lake uranium mill in northern Saskatchewan. ...
Viernes, Agosto 12, 2005
We, members of the Africa Initiative on Mining, Environment and Society (AIMES) from Angola, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia in collaboration with our northern partners from Canada and the United Kingdom meeting in Accra Ghana, from April 30 to May 2, 2004 to discuss the pressing challenges facing Africa's extractive sector, ...
Viernes, Agosto 12, 2005
The Canary Research Institute on Mining, Environment, and Health was incorporated on November 3, 2003, to promote the advancement of education and the reduction of poverty in Canada and elsewhere relating to and resulting from the impacts of mineral development on the physical, cultural, social and emotional health ...