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The time for Mining industry to change its approach about waste disposal techniques has arrived.

For 130 years South Africa has been exploiting its gold resources in Johannesburg. But at what cost?

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According to recent updates, about 110 people have been confirmed dead after a dam collapse in Brazil

Monday, 28 January 2019 01:00

Fatal dam collapse in Brazil

A disastrous dam collapse in Brazil has resulted in, at least, 7 fatalities and more than 200 people missing.

United States Federal investigators said that engineering errors by an Environmental Protection Agency-contracted team “led directly” to the August, 2015 Gold King Mine spill, which could have been prevented.  The much anticipated 132-page report from the Interior Department following the spill of an estimated 3 million gallons of acidic mining sludge into the Animas River, pointed to miscalculations and poor planning.

A recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences points out that drinking-water wells' contamination by natural gas, provided it is not naturally occurring, is attributed to human causes and particularly to poor lining of the wells drilled during hydraulic fracturing.