Tag Archives: Open-pit mining

SEDIMENTS KEY ISSUE AT MT. POLLEY AND ONE THE B.C. GOVERNMENT SEEMS TO BE AVOIDING

Background & Analysis: Total Volume Of Mt Polley TSF Failure Significantly Higher RevIsed Estimate Puts Toxic Sediments at 60% of Total Spill Volume    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mount-polley-mine-spill-78-larger-than-1st-estimates-1.2755974 (10/2/2014This table presumably now shows corrected  table.  B.C. MOM issued this errata on 9/27http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/eemp/incidents/2014/mount-polley/pdf/20140929/Memo-QuesnelSedimentQualityCorrection-Sept24.pdf  W … Continue reading

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Lessons For Maine Mining Statute & Regulations & Maine’s Bald Mountain in Tailings Dam Failure This Week at Mt. Polley British Columbia and Major Spill at Buenavista Del Cobre on the U.S. Border in Mexico

 Buenavista Del Cobre Photo Common Sense Canadian In the past week there were two major mine spills in international news which highlight the many intentional gaps in Maine’s 2011 statute and regulations  An Aug 4 tailings impoundment breach at Mt. Polley … Continue reading

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MOUNTAIN X: WOULD YOU ISSUE A PERMIT TO THIS MINE

A Clinical Reassessment of Bald Mountain, Aroostook County Maine February 28th, 2014  LD 1772 A Resolution to Reject Maine’s Draft Mining Rules Dear Co-Chairs Boyle and Welsh & Members of the Joint Standing Committee On Environment & Natural Resources: I … Continue reading

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GIant Cups of Poison: The Politics of Mining & Mining Science For Sale

Dr. Robert Moran, has been out front in calling attention to the existence of a body of “fake science” that is creeping its way into public policy, mostly in the form of mathematical models purporting to predict the behavior of … Continue reading

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A NEW STATUTORY & REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR RESPONSIBLE SULFIDE MINING: SHOULD THIS MINE BE BUILT?

In a work commissioned to guide Maine’s mining policy Dr. David Chambers, a recognized leader in building international  policy for responsible mining, has pointed to a fatal flaw in  the fabric of sulfide mining oversight in the U.S.: no one has … Continue reading

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Bowker Associates Calls For immediate Suspension of LUPC Rezoning Reg for Metallic Mining Citing Revelations On Risk at Bald Mountain

Via E-Letter to Nicholas Livesay Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry  (DACF), dated October 14, 2013, Bowker Associates  has called for an immediate suspension of all rules in effect on sub district rezoning for metallic mining … Continue reading

Posted in Boliden, History of Mining In Maine, JD Irving, LUPC, Maine Mining Regulations, Maine Mining Statute, massive sulfide risk management, Metallic Mining, metallic mining zoning ordinances, Mining Regulation, NPR-S Plot, Robert Seal, Robert Seal USGS, Zoining and Landuse for Metallic Mining | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bald Mountain Resource Directory Of Past Study & Exploration

Bald Mountain History & Study 1977-1998 This directory , which is still in development, is intended to provide an annotated bibliography with links to all the study of Bald Mountain in Aroostook County Maine since it was first discovered in … Continue reading

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