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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.


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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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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Mill employee disciplined for raising dust concerns, inquest hears

management reprimanded an employee after he posted a letter on a bulletin board raising concern about air quality in the sawmill, a coroner’s inquest heard Thursday.

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Nexen pipeline leak in Alberta spills 5 million litres

One of the largest leaks in Alberta history has spilled about five million litres of emulsion from a Nexen Energy pipeline at the company’s Long Lake oilsands facility south of Fort McMurray.

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Judge rejects CP Rail’s challenge of Lac-Mégantic settlement

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has failed in its attempt to block a court settlement that could pay millions of dollars in compensation to families of the victims of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic oil-train disaster.


Robot kills autoworker at Volkswagen plant

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

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Inquest into fatal B.C. mill blast makes 33 recommendations, finds deaths accidental

A coroner’s inquest into a deadly mill explosion in northern British Columbia has suggested that the RCMP develop a policy for investigating criminal negligence in the workplace as one of 33 recommendations aimed at preventing similar disasters.

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CN Rail derailment numbers soared before recent crashes

Canadian National Railway’s safety record deteriorated sharply in 2014, reversing years of improvements, as accidents in Canada blamed on poor track conditions hit their highest level in more than five years, a Reuters analysis has found.


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