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Anglo American details Tailings Storage Facilities

Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) has published on its website the details of its 91 managed tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and an additional 62 TSFs at non-managed joint venture operations in which it has an interest, as requested by the Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish Council on Ethics for the AP Funds, representing 96 institutional investors.


QRC welcomes new Resources Taskforce

Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the new taskforce announced by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator Matt Canavan tasked with ensuring Australia’s resources sector remains internationally competitive.


Australia: Opportunity to get the Facts on Gas Industry

- Information sessions in response to community requests
- Minister appeals to public to attend

The Kimberley communities of Broome and Derby will have the chance to learn more about gas industry regulation and the contentious topic of ‘fraccing’ at two open days to be hosted by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) next week.


Reconstruction of Czech Rokycany-Pilsen Railway Line: Information Center opened

A new Information Center was opened in the Pilsen Ejpovice Industrial Park, located between the municipalities of Kyšice and Dýšina, to provide information on the progress of the reconstruction of the railway line connecting the cities of Rokycany and Pilsen as well as various other important facts about the project. The facility was opened by the contractor, the Metrostav, Subterra, and MTÚ Rokycany – Pilsen Consortium, in the presence of representatives of the investor (Railway Infrastructure Administration), local government officials, and other guests.


Ivanhoe Mines responds to misinformed and damaging Comments contained in Bloomberg Story

Lars-Eric Johansson, Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN), and Dr. Patricia Makhesha, Managing Director of the Ivanplats subsidiary's Platreef Project, issued a statement responding to spurious allegations made in a Bloomberg news story published and headlined, Friedland's South Africa platinum project faces local challenge. The allegations did not accurately and fairly represent circumstances concerning the support by representatives of an overwhelming majority of the communities in the Mokopane area for the planned development by Ivanhoe Mines of its Platreef platinum, palladium, nickel, copper, gold and rhodium project on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa.


Statement by Knight Piésold Ltd. regarding the Mount Polley Mining Incident

The breach of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley is an extremely unfortunate incident and Knight Piésold Ltd. shares the concerns with respect to the effects to local communities, First Nations and the environment.

Going forward, there will be a comprehensive examination of this incident and there will be questions about the engineering and design of the tailings storage facility. As the former Engineer of Record of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley, we feel it appropriate to provide some clarity and transparency of the role of Knight Piésold Ltd.


Fehmarnbelt Tunnel Project singled out as best Practice Example in Infrastructure Planning

“Continuity and transparency are key to enabling us, as the client, to establish an open dialogue with the general public based on trust,” said Femern A/S CEO Claus F. Baunkjær at a high-profile “workshop discussion” held by the Federation of German Industries (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie – BDI) with Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt and BDI President Ulrich Grillo in Berlin.

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