22 September 2014. The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant Grupo Mexico. Officials in the northern state of Sonora asked people not to use water from the Bacanuchi river after an orange stain appeared in it.
22 September 2014. Undergroud mines in WA are recording dangerous levels of cancer-causing diesel emissions, raising health fears for the state’s 10,000 underground miners.
22 September 2014. The Tasmanian government has given a green light to a new bauxite mining operation, the first of its kind to be approved in Australia in more than three decades.
21 September 2014. General Mills Inc said it will close a cereal plant at Methuen MS and a yogurt factory in Lodi CA, eliminating up to nearly 600 jobs, as its first steps in a cost-cutting plan aimed at offsetting sluggish U.S. demand for cereal, cake mix and other packaged foods.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
21 September 2014. The city of Cilegon, a coastal city in Banten province, Indonesia, is emerging as one of the most vibrant industrial cities in Southeast Asia, with the launch of the biggest steel mill in the region early this year.
THE KOREA HERALD
21 September 2014. Chinese mounting systems maker Powerway Renewable Energy reports that it will supply its solar mounting systems and ground screw foundations, as well as construction services, to developer TBEA for the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Pakistan.
21 September 2014. Dubai is to take a minority stake in Nigeria’s largest cement manufacturer as the Gulf state deploys its finances to develop its role as an investment gateway into sub-Saharan Africa.
21 September 2014. Putting firmly behind the happenings of the recent past, Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd. is going ahead with its project plans in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka at a combined cost of over Rs.3,750 crore.
21 September 2014. The mine that once produced the most pure iron ore in the U.S. closed more than 50 years ago. Soudan Underground Mine State Park interpreter James Juip is among those who make a living there today.
ST CLOUD TIMES
21 September 2014. The Telangana state is again facing power deficit after two units of the Kothagudem power plant tripped on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Also, a hydel unit has been shut down due to heavy water leakage. This has resulted in an overall loss of 10 MU.
20 September 2014. Libya halted the Sharara oil field as a precaution after a rocket attack on the connected Zawiya refinery two days ago, closing down about 30 percent of national output.
OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
20 September 2014. Twelve more officers of Soma Mine Company have been detained as part of the investigation into the Soma mine accident in which 301 miners were killed in May.
20 September 2014. Africa's economic growth is driving demand for building materials. Nigeria's Dangote Cement and Europe's Lafarge and Holcim are the top players fighting for dominance in Africa's cement trade.
THE AFRICA REPORT
20 September 2014. The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant reactors will gradually power down until they’re completely shut down by the end of this year. Entergy Corporation announced last year that it would be shutting down the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, because it’s too costly to operate.
20 September 2014. Molinera del Centro S.A. completed construction on a 500-tonne-per-24-hour flour mill, in Lima, Peru. The new milling facility is approximately 500 square meters including the milling plant, nine conditioning silos with a capacity of 100 tonnes each and 12 silos for flour and bran, each with a capacity of 120 tonnes.
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