A standard Sunday bike ride: down the hill, along the treed lanes, and to the Lonsdale Quay for lunch. There along the pier was the USS Lake Champlain and thousands of people in line to get closer to see it. (more…)
This is a picture of the electric car charging station at the local MEC store. Never seen a car here, in spite of the many outdoors-men who shop for expensive clothes and gear to climb mountains, ride bikes, and hike in the woods.
Here are the four e-resources that I found in a search of the first twenty pages of a Google-search using the terms mine energy balance: (more…)
Posted in acid mine drainage, consulting, Enviromental, People, Tailings, Underground, Waste Rock, tagged best practice guidelines, DWA, edumine, mine water management, South Africa on April 5, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The picture above is of the Black Swan causing havoc. I once wrote a paper that claimed the Black Swan causes tailings failures. The EPA picked the paper up and used it in their report on the Pebble Mine and Bristol Bay to conclude that tailings dams fail. So here as an act of contrition are three reports on recent and upcoming tailings activities aimed at killing the Black Swan. (more…)
In December last year the Gullbridge Tailings Dam, somewhere in Newfoundland, failed. Here is a link to the “best,” i.e., most comprehensive report that I can find. Seems like an engineering report prepared about a year prior to the failure resulted in a total lack of action and, as predicted by the report, the dam failed. Here is a link to the engineering report that lead to inaction. (more…)
The debate–or is it a battle—over the Pebble Mine is becoming so intense that real wounds are being inflicted. Reviewers are resigning and being fired. The Pebble partnership is pressuring Jeremy Haile and his fellows at Knight Piesold into publishing tomes on past tailings failures. Politicians demand full reports on secret deliberations. And the EPA experts are, no doubt, still polishing the prose of their findings. Leaving bloggers to blog. (more…)