Shale gas fracking in the U.S.is a sand-hungry enterprise, and as of late it has been driving demand for high quality sand through the roof. But the health effects of respirable crystalline silica cannot be ignored.
For some time now I’ve been greatly concerned with the global population’s rapidly growing energy needs and our present failures to meet them. Then I stumbled across this fascinating new video on Extract, the World Coal Association’s official blog, and my concerns only deepened.
The passage of Question 2 on the Nevada state ballot will remove 150-year-old constitutional provisions for the kind of mining that allows for high salaries, increased revenue, and the industry’s overall success.
A major North American Molybdenum mining company recently reexamined its dust reduction plan and understandably found the $642,000 annual cost unacceptable. After considering several options, the company approached Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. for a full-site audit to identify critical areas of improvement. We assured the company that our Fines Preservation Program® would address all of their concerns.
Background. Winter freezing causes the surface at mine tailing disposal sites to freeze dry, which makes it a source of fugitive dust.