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The Mine Wars

PBS American Experience The Mine Wars

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Chinese mine boss drowns himself after deadly collapse

The owner of a Chinese gypsum mine drowned Sunday after jumping into a well in an apparent suicide during rescue efforts for 17 workers still trapped two days after the mine collapsed and killed one person, state media said.

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No charges under B.C.’s mining laws for failure of Mount Polley mine dam

No charges will be issued under the province’s mining laws against Imperial Metals after the catastrophic failure of its Mount Polley gold and copper mine tailings dam.

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In Flint, Mich., there’s so much lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declared

Holding a toddler by the hand or an infant in their arms, they all have the same question: Are their children being poisoned?

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Construction firms to compensate workers kept on a secret industry ‘blacklist’ for ‘raising concerns about health and safety’

Workers involved claimed they were denied work, often for merely raising legitimate concerns about health and safety on building sites.

I.A.O Episode 2: Rope Task

Follow Elkview Operations surface mine rescue team through the second challenge at Fernie BC’s Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition. Special thanks to all who contributed to this incredible project.

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B.C.’s Gibraltar mine wants to increase amount of effluent discharged to Fraser River

Taseko Mines Ltd. has applied to the province for a 50-per-cent increase in the water it discharges from its Gibraltar mine waste-storage facility into the Fraser River.

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Driverless trucks: Peering into the technological future of the oilsands

Suncor Energy Inc., Canada’s largest oil company, has entered into a multi-year agreement with Komatsu Ltd., the Japanese manufacturer of earthmoving and construction machines, to purchase new heavy haulers for its oilsands operations north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

IAO Episode 1: Extrication

Follow Elkview Operations surface mine rescue team through the first challenge at Fernie BC’s Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition. Special thanks to all who contributed to this incredible project.

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Mining industry still horrified by Mount Polley tailings pond collapse: Bennett

British Columbia’s mines minister says the mining industry remains horrified a year after a tailings pond collapsed at the Mount Polley mine northeast of Williams Lake.

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