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Mining waste recovery by phytomining

Mining waste recovery through plants

Increasingly scarce metals are being recovered from mining waste by University of Queensland researchers, who are making the most of native plants’ metal-absorbing nature.  Phytomining involves...

queensland taxpayers will be forced to pay for the Linc energy cleanup - mine remediation

Queensland taxpayers to pay for cleanup

Queensland taxpayers will be now forced to pay $31M in remediation costs for the failed Linc Energy coal gasification plant site. A review of current Queensland Government budget papers has shown...

mine closure consortium delegates

Community challenges of mine closure

The challenges of mine closure are significant, varied and seldom quantified. Researchers at the University of Queensland and a number of leading mining companies have formed a three-year consortium...

NT begins $1b clean-up of legacy mines

The Northern Territory has begun a $1 billion clean-up of legacy mines with plans to attract more mining for northern development. Redbank copper mine, in the Gulf Country, is a legacy mine and has...