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Environment

May 05, 2021
House by house disaster response

House by house disaster response

The Federal Government is retailing its latest response to natural disaster. The first tranche of a $600m allocation is aimed at strengthening the community house by house.  Immediate funding will support such as bushfire and cyclone proofing houses, building levees and improving the resilience of telecommunications and essential supplies said Prime Minster Scott Morrison. A new… This ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Mar 15, 2021
Praise for Oaky Creek open-cut rehabilitation

Praise for Oaky Creek open-cut rehabilitation

A former open-cut mine in Central Queensland has been transformed into natural and productive land thanks to a rehabilitation program being hailed as a great example. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said areas of Glencore’s Oaky Creek coal mine had achieved certification for its progressive land rehabilitation. “Up to 133ha of land that was once part… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Mar 03, 2021
Regional businesses competing with the nationals

Regional businesses competing with the nationals

A Rockhampton-based company providing environmental, engineering and planning services across the country and into south-east Asia has written the template for other businesses wanting to locate to regional centres. CQG Consulting was started in 2003 and has developed to the point where it’s involved in most of the significant projects in regional Queensland including in… This content is fo...

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Mar 01, 2021
Site rehabilitation by profiling and mining tailings

Site rehabilitation by profiling and mining tailings

Economic as well as environmental drivers are behind a push to address the some of the big mine site rehabilitation issues facing Queensland. Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland-based Sustainable Minerals Institute who coordinates a project designed to embed new geometallurgical characterisation processes to reduce waste and the… This content i...

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Feb 24, 2021
Webinar spotlight on Century rehabilitation win

Webinar spotlight on Century rehabilitation win

New Century Resources’ achievement in gaining an industry-first Estimated Rehabilitation Cost reduction for the Century mine is the subject of an AMEC Queensland webinar tomorrow (February 25). The Queensland Government last month agreed to a $14.1 million reduction in the ERC associated with the Century mining operations in the lower Gulf, taking the amount to… This content is for iQ...

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Feb 08, 2021
Report questions McArthur River impact

Report questions McArthur River impact

A new report on McArthur River Mine says sacred Indigenous sites and an important river system face irreversible damage if operations continue unabated. It highlights issues including acid build-up in waste rock that was misclassified as harmless and seepage from a tailings dam into groundwater and nearby creeks. UNSW engineering associate professor Fiona Johnson, one of the… This content i...

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Feb 05, 2021
Bravus hits back at rail site run-off allegations

Bravus hits back at rail site run-off allegations

Bravus Mining and Resources has hit back at allegations that poor sediment controls on the massive Carmichael coal construction project are causing environmental damage. The Mackay Conservation Group this week said it believed conditions imposed on the company’s rail project to protect nearby waterways from contamination may have been breached.  MCG’s lawyers at Environmental Justi...

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Jan 06, 2021
Council leading the way with landfill rehabilitation project

Council leading the way with landfill rehabilitation project

An ambitious process used to cap a 50 year old landfill is due for completion this month in Townsville. Townsville City Council is the first council in Australia to use a bituminous geomembrane to cap a landfill site for its rehabilitation. The $4 million project is constructing the final cap on the remaining portion of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo,...

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