All articles by JP Casey

  1. De Beers’ Victor mine wins President’s Award for safety

    Canadian health and safety association Workplace Safety North (WSN) has announced the 2018 recipients of its President’s Award, given to…
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    23 Oct
  2. US EPA withdraws Obama administration uranium safety regulation

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn a uranium safety proposal introduced in the last days of the Obama…
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    22 Oct
  3. Two more miner deaths in South Africa as safety summit takes place

    The South African Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has announced two deaths at mining operations, taking the total…
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    19 Oct
  4. Rio Tinto production falls as company commits to ‘safety pauses’

    Rio Tinto has announced its results for the third quarter of 2018, which have revealed declines in production and shipments…
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    17 Oct
  5. How are diamonds mined? A look at the global supply chain

    With a range of extractive processes, an imbalanced global supply chain and the legacy of conflict diamonds affecting stability and…
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    17 Oct
  6. BHP to trial drones to improve freight safety

    Mining giant BHP has deployed drones at its ocean freight operations to improve productivity and worker safety, following similar schemes…
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    12 Oct
  7. Indian district of Mandya to ban unsafe stone mining and quarrying

    N Manjushree, the deputy commissioner of the district of Mandya in the south-western Indian state of Karnataka, plans to announce…
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    11 Oct
  8. Philippines lifts quarrying ban as government cracks down on illegal mines

    The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) for the Philippine region of Central Visayas has partially lifted quarrying suspensions issued to…
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    10 Oct
  9. Kashmir residents protest unsafe and disruptive gypsum mining

    An article by Itifaq Lone, which first appeared on the Kashmir Reader in October 2019, describes how Residents of the village…
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    9 Oct
  10. US bans new mining projects at Yellowstone National Park

    US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has approved a bill that prohibits the granting of new mining licences on 47 square…
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    9 Oct