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Utah seeks $1.9bn compensation from EPA for Gold King Mine spill The US state of Utah is seeking a compensation of $1.9bn from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for damages and cleanup costs relating to the Gold King Mine spill in 2015. Mining & Commodities > Minerals & Materials > News

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BP Target Neutral expands carbon offset portfolio
BP advances its commitment in support of a lower carbon future: the project portfolio has the total capacity to reduce up to 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year and improve the livelihoods of more than 2 million people.
The Washington Companies to acquire Dominion Diamond for $1.2 bn
The Washington Companies has entered into an agreement to take over Dominion Diamond for $1.2bn.
Mining & Commodities > Carbon > News


Glencore secures mining lease for $7bn Wandoan coal project
By EBR Staff Writer
Mining giant Glencore has secured the first mining leases from Queensland government for its $7bn Wandoan coal project in Australia’s Surat Basin.
BHP Billiton elects Ken MacKenzie as new chairman
BHP Billiton has elected Ken MacKenzie to succeed Jac Nasser as chairman who will assume the new role from 1st September, 2017, following Nasser's retirement as both chairman and a non-executive director.
Mining & Commodities > Coal > News

Minerals & Materials

Kerr Mines initiates first phase of surface drilling at Copperstone Mine
Kerr Mines announced that it has initiated the first phase of the surface exploration drilling campaign for the 2017 Copperstone Mine exploration program and pre-feasibility study.
First Quantum looks to close Australian nickel mine
By EBR Staff Writer
Canada-based First Quantum Minerals plans to suspend operations at Ravensthorpe, an Australian nickel mine, owing to persistently low nickel price.
Mining & Commodities > Minerals & Materials > News

Nuclear Fuels

Uranium Energy acquires Reno Creek project in US
By EBR Staff Writer
Uranium Energy (UEC) has completed the acquisition Reno Creek in-situ recovery project (IRP) in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, US.
Mining & Commodities > Nuclear Fuels > News
Purepoint Uranium refines drill targets at Henday Lake Project
Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. reported the results of a ground gravity survey conducted at its 100% owned Henday Lake project in the eastern area of Canada's Athabasca Basin in Northern Saskatchewan.