All articles by JP Casey

  1. Mining union sues MSHA over withdrawal of safety scrutiny status

    Last week, the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) opened legal action against the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA),…
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    5 Dec
  2. Five countries with unexpected mineral reserves

    Many of the world’s most prominent resources are located in countries with developed extractive industries, such as coal and rare…
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    4 Dec
  3. Autonomous mining: the challenges of independently minded vehicles

    As government regulations tighten up and safety equipment becomes more ubiquitous, mine safety has improved over time, particularly in the…
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    28 Nov
  4. South Africa orders investigation into pipeline damaged by illegal mining

    The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) in South Africa has called for a report into illegal mining in the capital…
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    27 Nov
  5. Mining guide: Collision avoidance in mines

    The US Mine Safety and Health Administration reports that of the 24 fatalities recorded at the country’s mines this year,…
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    26 Nov
  6. Mine safety association criticises Philippine ‘Minahang Bayan’ scheme

    At its annual conference in Baguio City, the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) has called on the national…
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    24 Nov
  7. Spanish mine closures could improve safety record

    Energy experts have praised Spain for committing to phase out fossil fuels, following recent news that the country aims to…
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    23 Nov
  8. Kentucky bill to empower doctors to assess black lung

    On Monday, lawmakers filed a bill to be considered at next year’s session of the Kentucky Legislature that aims to…
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    20 Nov
  9. What are the radioactive minerals currently being mined?

    According to the WNA, global electricity generation from nuclear sources reached 2,488TWh in 2017, following years of consistent improvement since…
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    19 Nov
  10. AMCU declares strike against Sibanye Gold following unsuccessful wage negotiations

    The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) in South Africa has declared strike action against Sibanye Gold, following a…
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    19 Nov

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