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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?


Trudeau’s new ministry for climate change spooks oil patch

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to elevate climate change in his first cabinet threatens to deepen fissures between the incoming government and the energy industry.

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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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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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“Captured” environmental regulator thinks of Kitimat smelter owner Rio Tinto as “client”

During the application process, Rio Tinto Alcan financed McKenzie’s position at the Ministry of Environment through a secondment agreement and government officials repeatedly refer to the company as a “client.”

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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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