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Posted in About the news, consulting, environmental, health, mining, People, tagged blackstone institute, illegal mining, minam, minamata agreement, Peru, ron paul, taxpayer dollars, tea party on March 25, 2015 | 3 Comments »
As a US taxpayer I am at loss to understand how $1 million dollars can be sent to Peru to deal with illegal mining. Here is a link to one report on the US taxpayer-funded largesse. The report notes:
The U.S. Department of State awarded US$1 million to the Blacksmith Institute to work with Peru’s Ministry of Environment (Minam) to reduce the use of mercury and design remediation plans in Madre de Dios and Puno, it was announced today.
The United States believes it is crucial to support the Peruvian government strategy to combat illegal mining and reduce mercury use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
Where is the Tea Party when we need them? Have they nothing to say about this blatant waste of money to support a lousy government unable to manage it own affairs? The only explanation I can come up with is that somebody related to somebody or indebted to somebody has managed to arrange this and is being paid a considerable percentage of the funds. Smells rank & corrupt to me. (more…)
Posted in About the news, Enviromental, environmental, Law (Mining), mining, Oil sands, Reclamation, Tailings, tagged alberta, athabasca, Oil sands, tailings management on March 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Here is the link to the new report Lower Athabasca Region Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands. In some fifty pages it sets out a new way of dealings with oil sands tailings. Lots of detail yet not much detail. The document sets itself these goals: (more…)
Posted in British Columbia, consulting, Human relations and mining, Jobs and Salaries, Law (Mining), mining, People, tagged Goldcorp, jobs, lawyer, mexico, risk management on March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment »
I get many pleas for help in finding a job in mining. Most I refer to Careermine. For that is the site that lists every possible job in mining. Yet this one caught my attention, for it is a story of love. At least I think so. I have the sender’s permission to post what she sent me. Here it is. (more…)
Posted in About the news, consulting, environmental, Human relations and mining, Investing & Finance, mining, People, tagged don gray, escobal, flor de maria gonzales, geocimsa, Guatemala, nutrition, ron clayton, sergio aycinena, Tahoe Resources on December 10, 2014 | 3 Comments »
I am in Guatemala and at the Tahoe Resources Escobal Silver Mine. I have previously noted that I and my daughter are the engineers who designed and now give advice on the operation of the filter-pressed tailings stack. Much credit must also go to Flor de Maria Gonzalez and Sergio Aycinena of Geosimsa who are the engineers of record in Guatemala. We have worked closely with them these past four years and both have proven sound partners. Particularly Flor who as a young woman has made her mark by her excellence in a male-dominated Guatemalan mining environment. (more…)
Posted in About the news, British Columbia, Enviromental, First Nations, health and safety, Human relations and mining, Law (Mining), mining, opera, safety, Tailings, tagged hatch, mem, mt polley, prokofiev, romeo & juliet on December 1, 2014 | 2 Comments »
This evening I watched the Mariinsky version of Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet. This is the only ballet I like. Mostly because of the music. And, I suspect, because once I could recite the entire Shakespeare play. (I was Friar Lawrence in the high school production.) And now in the ballet I can hear the words of every emotion. (more…)