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  • Mining The Deep Sea Could Mean Unique Ecosystems Are

    21/05/2020  As demand for smartphones, computers, and clean energy technologies has increased, so has demand for the precious rare earth metals like tellurium, cadmium, lithium,

  • Category: Rare Earth Elements MiningWatch Canada

    Rare Earth Elements Items per page. Blog Algonquin Communities Push for Joint Review for Matamec’s Rare Earths Project Under New Federal Environmental Assessment Rules 04.06.2013. Blog URGENT ACTION: Tell Environment Minister Kent to Listen Up and Respect Algonquin First Nations 24.05.2013. Blog Rare Earth Elements - Background Information 17.05.2013. News Release Algonquin Nations

  • MiningWatch to launch court action for Mount Polley ...

    18/10/2016  Today, MiningWatch, backed by more than a dozen of other non-profit organizations including Amnesty International, Clayoquot Action, and Wilderness Committee, announced its plans to

  • An Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of the ...

    Rare earth metal processing is characterized by high levels of water consumption, energy input, and chemical use (EPA, 2012, Golev et al., 2014). Land allocation can also be significant for both mining and processing operations, as well as for tailing dams and long-term storage of radioactive waste materials. There are multiple examples of negative past experiences and incident associated with ...

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  • The deep sea could hold the key to a renewable future. Is ...

    17/06/2020  The bottom of the sea, where key green energy metals, including nickel, cobalt, and rare earth minerals, can be found in abundance. But as companies

  • MINING RARE EARTH ELEMENTS: How could it impact our health?

    The Kipawa Rare Earths Project was registered in 2013 for an environmental impact assessment by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. This operation proposes to mine rare earth elements (REE) near the Timiskaming First Nation’s traditional territory. At this time, only a general description of the proposed mine and guidelines for the environmental impact assessment are available ...

  • Mining the Deep Sea Could Mean Ecosystems Are ‘Lost

    As demand for smartphones, computers, and clean energy technologies has increased, so has demand for the precious rare earth metals like tellurium, cadmium, lithium, and cobalt that are used to make them. But supplies of these materials on land are limited. That’s led corporations to look for vast stores of them in underwater polymetallic nodules —aka, big rocks full of metal on the ...

  • Review on hydrometallurgical recovery of rare earth metals ...

    Rare earth metals are generally recycled from three different magnet materials (1) swarf obtained during magnet manufacturing, (2) small magnets of end-of-life roducts and (3) large magnets in hybrid and electric vehicles or wind turbines. Direct recycling and re-use is applicable only for the large magnets while further processing is required for other rare earth magnets. A simplified flow ...

  • Crown attempts to stay MiningWatch’s charges against

    15/01/2017  MiningWatch’s action, which is backed by more than a dozen of other non-profit organizations including Amnesty International, Clayoquot Action, and

  • Tanzanian group launches legal action in UK against ...

    MiningWatch Canada and RAID documented 22 killings and 69 injuries at or near the mine from 2014 to 2016, while a 2016 Tanzanian parliamentary inquiry received reports of 65 killed and 270 injured ...

  • MINING RARE EARTH ELEMENTS: How could it impact our health?

    The Kipawa Rare Earths Project was registered in 2013 for an environmental impact assessment by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. This operation proposes to mine rare earth elements (REE) near the Timiskaming First Nation’s traditional territory. At this time, only a general description of the proposed mine and guidelines for the environmental impact assessment are available ...

  • Mining The Deep Sea Could Mean Unique Ecosystems Are

    As demand for smartphones, computers, and clean energy technologies has increased, so has demand for the precious rare earth metals like tellurium, cadmium, lithium, and cobalt that are used to ...

  • Mining the Deep Sea Could Mean Ecosystems Are ‘Lost

    As demand for smartphones, computers, and clean energy technologies has increased, so has demand for the precious rare earth metals like tellurium, cadmium, lithium, and cobalt that are used to make them. But supplies of these materials on land are limited. That’s led corporations to look for vast stores of them in underwater polymetallic nodules —aka, big rocks full of metal on the ...

  • Review on hydrometallurgical recovery of rare earth

    Rare earth metals are generally recycled from three different magnet materials (1) swarf obtained during magnet manufacturing, (2) small magnets of end-of-life roducts and (3) large magnets in hybrid and electric vehicles or wind turbines. Direct recycling and re-use is applicable only for the large magnets while further processing is required for other rare earth magnets. A simplified flow ...

  • Tanzanian group launches legal action in UK against ...

    MiningWatch Canada and RAID documented 22 killings and 69 injuries at or near the mine from 2014 to 2016, while a 2016 Tanzanian parliamentary inquiry received reports of 65 killed and 270 injured ...

  • Goal of tailings management should be zero harm – report ...

    1/07/2020  An international group of 142 scientists, community groups and NGOs from 24 countries has published a set of 16 guidelines for the safer storage of mine waste. The guidelines aim to protect ...

  • The deep sea could hold the key to a renewable future. Is ...

    17/06/2020  The report focuses specifically on mining “polymetallic nodules,” potato-sized rocks containing manganese, nickel, cobalt, copper, and rare earth minerals that litter a vast expanse of the Pacific seafloor known as the Clarion-Clipperton Zone at depths of 12,000 to 18,000 feet. A number of companies and countries are interested in harvesting these nodules and extracting the metals

  • What you need to know about rare earth metal mining ...

    11/11/2013  According to MiningWatch Canada spokesperson Ramsey Hart, rare earth mines are almost always associated with elevated levels of thorium and uranium. “The mining and processing of the ore provides a much greater possibility of those radioactive materials being released into the environment,” Hart says. As well, light, noise and traffic from the mining operation will undoubtedly

  • International arbitration: the key themes leading to ...

    4/06/2020  In May 2019, Ottawa-based campaign group and mining industry watchdog MiningWatch Canada published a report analysing the 38 known mining arbitration cases in Latin America over the last 20 years, and found that a third were related to indigenous rights and community consent, while more than half of the cases disputed actions taken for environmental or health reasons. The report

  • Warfare's next frontier might be the ocean floor — here's

    The world's reliance on China as a source for rare earth elements came into the spotlight this year during US-China trade war tensions, after Beijing threatened to restrict its rare earth exports ...

  • Mining the Deep Sea Could Mean Unique Ecosystems Are

    As demand for smartphones, computers, and clean energy technologies has increased, so has demand for the precious rare earth metals like tellurium, cadmium, lithium, and cobalt that are used to ...

  • Warfare's next frontier might be the ocean floor — here's

    The world's reliance on China as a source for rare earth elements came into the spotlight this year during US-China trade war tensions, after Beijing threatened to restrict its rare earth exports ...

  • MiningWatch Canada/Federal Decision Ignores First

    MiningWatch Canada/Federal Decision Ignores First Nations and Public Input: Likely to Hinder Development in Ontario’s “Ring of Fire” Investing News Network - October 14th, 2011

  • Warfare's next frontier might be the ocean floor — here's ...

    Rare earth deposits like this take at least 30 million years to form under the sea.(Wikimedia Commons)Deep sea mining exploration began in the 1960s with the

  • Malartic gold mine class-action lawsuit trial ... - MINING.COM

    27/10/2017  A class-action lawsuit brought forward by residents allegedly affected by the Malartic gold mine, owned and operated in a 50:50 joint venture by Agnico Eagle

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    MiningWatch Canada. 508-250 City Centre Ave Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7 Canada. [email protected] Phone +1 (613) 569-3439. Fax +1 (613) 569-5138. Home MiningWatch Canada . Mining can have serious effects on surface and subsurface water (318) Control the Corporations Canadian mining companies operate around the world without regulations (1016) Fix Mining Laws Many Canadian mining laws are

  • Cobalt, Critical, Strategic and Rare Earth Minerals and ...

    China set its annual rare-earth mining quota at the highest on record as domestic demand for the strategic materials, used in everything from electric vehicles to military hardware, increases. The quota for six dominant producers, including China Northern Rare Earth Group High-Tech Co., was set at 132,000 tons for 2019, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a statement on ...

  • Warfare's next frontier might be the ocean floor — here's ...

    So far, there are two commercially viable locations for mining nodules with rare earth elements, according to Professor Exon. One is found off India’s southern coast, and the other is in the north-eastern Pacific at depths of up to 5,000 metres, known as the Clarion Clipperton Zone. Deep Sea Mining Watch — an online interactive map of deep sea mining research projects conducted over the ...

  • NEWS RELEASE: Safety First: New Report Outlines

    30/06/2020  https://miningwatch.ca/ (Ottawa/Washington, DC) Today an international group of 142 scientists, community groups, and NGOs from 24 countries published a set of 16 guidelines for the safer storage of mine waste. The guidelines aim to protect communities, workers and the environment from the risks posed by thousands of mine waste storage facilities, which are failing more frequently and with ...

  • NEWS RELEASE: International Conference in Ottawa: Is ...

    15/11/2019  November 15, 2019 in Battery Technology Innovation/Electric Vehicles, Canada Mining, Cobalt, Critical, Strategic and Rare Earth Minerals and Metals, Mining Conflict and Opposition (Ottawa, November 15, 2019 – recirculated) The environmental, social, and climate impacts of mining metals to meet the demands of the booming renewable energy economy are the focus of an international

  • BankTrack – Apple’s Commitment to a No-Mining Future

    Professor Richard Steiner of Oasis Earth stated: ” One of the default arguments of DSM proponents is that the world economy will need the Rare Earth Elements and other minerals from the deep ocean for a growing demand for communications technologies. Apple’s announcement shows this is will not be the case. The days of digging holes for raw materials, using them once or twice, discarding ...

  • The deep sea could hold the key to a renewable future. Is ...

    For humanity to kick its fossil fuel habit, we’re going to need a lot more wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries. Building all of that green energy infrastructure will likely require billions

  • NEWS RELEASE: International Conference in Ottawa: Is ...

    15/11/2019  November 15, 2019 in Battery Technology Innovation/Electric Vehicles, Canada Mining, Cobalt, Critical, Strategic and Rare Earth Minerals and Metals, Mining Conflict and Opposition (Ottawa, November 15, 2019 – recirculated) The environmental, social, and climate impacts of mining metals to meet the demands of the booming renewable energy economy are the focus of an international

  • Private Action Launched Against BC Government and

    Since MiningWatch’s announcement, shares of Imperial Metals have dropped 1.37 percent to $5.77. Don’t forget to follow us @INN_Resource for real-time news updates.

  • Fluorospar (Fluorite) Other Rare Minerals in Molycorp ...

    Rare-earth mining began at Mountain Pass in the early 1950s, and by the mid-1980s the mine supplied 60 percent of global demand and 100 percent of U.S. needs. But as Chinese production increased, operations at Mountain Pass dwindled and it closed in 2002. Six years after the Mountain Pass closure, a group of private investors purchased the mine from Chevron. Molycorp is now giving the mine a ...

  • Submission to the Bureau des audiences publiques sur l ...

    environmental assessment and permitting process for the Matoush Uranium Project and Kipawa Rare Earths Project. MiningWatch fully supports the position of many First Nations, individuals, organizations, and municipalities that have raised their voice in opposition to uranium mining in Quebec. We also support the demand for a moratorium on rare earth element (REE) mining made by the Assembly of ...

  • Under The Sea - Deep Sea Mining For Rare Earth Metals ...

    8/06/2020  Under The Sea – Deep Sea Mining For Rare Earth Metals. Jun 8, 2020 News Stories (Essential Battery Metals – Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Manganese — Are Contained In Polymetallic Nodules That Sit On The Deep Ocean Floor – DeepSea) Europium and indium are crucial for televisions and touch screens. Rhenium is necessary for fighter jet engines. We need lithium and cobalt for electric

  • Save Kipawa Lake: Risks of Mining Rare Earths

    Rare earth ores are normally extracted using strip mining which consists of vegetation clearing, soil removal, drilling and often blasting followed by stripping and removal of the ore of interest. Any open pit mining operation allows harmful substances to enter the air, soil and water. Rare earth mining poses additional risks due to the presence of radioactive substances as well as the ...

  • Canary Research Institute for Mining, Environment and ...

    Currently, however, recycling rates for critical metals are at below 1 percent, and some rare earth metals aren’t recycled at all. motherboard.vice Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.

  • Mining the Deep Sea Could Mean Unique Ecosystems Are

    As demand for smartphones, computers, and clean energy technologies has increased, so has demand for the precious rare earth metals like tellurium, cadmium, lithium, and cobalt that are used to ...