Mining Sector

Auditor-General to question Solid Energy management

Auditor-General to question Solid Energy managementThe Auditor-General will question the chief executive and former chief executive of crown-owned Solid Energy( SOE) about how the company came to be in a unstable financial position where a number of people lost their job.

Labour's SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove has welcomed the decision saying it will provide some answers to those 700 people who lost their jobs as a result of its near collapse.

Agreement signed between New Talisman Gold Mines (NTG) St Albans Property Ltd.

Agreement signed between New Talisman Gold Mines (NTG) St Albans Property Ltd.With a tentative agreement having been signed between New Talisman Gold Mines (NTG) and Chinese investor group St Albans Property Ltd, support for a controversial Waihi gold mine is a step nearer.

Today New Talisman Gold Mines' (ASX: NTL) shares are expected to rise.

Charges dropped against former Pike River Coal Chief Executive Peter Whittall

Charges dropped against former Pike River Coal Chief Executive Peter WhittallMany feel that justice has not been served and the failings of both the company and the government are being glossed over as charges against the head of a New Zealand mine where 29 men died in a 2010 gas explosion were dropped.

Leaking Tank at Uranium Mine Releases Radioactive Waste

Leaking Tank at Uranium Mine Releases Radioactive WasteIn an accident which has been called the biggest nuclear accidents in Australian history, a tank containing uranium burst at the Ranger uranium mine releasing a million litres of acidic radioactive slurry in Kakadu National Park.

The mine is surrounded by Kakadu National Park and is located about 230 kilometres east of Darwin.

Pike River Mine re- entry project begin

Pike River Mine re- entry project beginThe latest book about the Pike tragedy ‘Tragedy at Pike River ‘by journalist Rebecca Macfie will be launched in Greymouth tomorrow. Three years ago 29 men were killed in the tragic accident when the coal mine blew up. The men were killed due to the explosion and collapse in the West Coast mine on November 19, 2010.

The Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society says, No appeal over Denniston mine decision

The Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society says, No appeal over Denniston mine decisionThe environmental group, The Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society on Tuesday announced that it was not going to appeal an Environment Court decision for allowing Australian miner Bathurst Resources to move forward with an open cast mine on the Denniston Plateau near Westport.

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