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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...

Final Report into Ranger Uranium Mine spill released

The final report into the leach tank spill at Ranger uranium mine in the NT late last year has been released, with mine owners, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA), given a light rap on the knuckles...

Fatality at Gove alumina refinery in Northern Territory

A 61 year old worker has died at Rio Tinto’s recently mothballed Gove alumina refinery in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The incident happened yesterday as the worker was completing...

NT records 45% increase in work fatalities

With mining employing nearly a quarter of a million people in Australia, safety within the industry is as paramount as ever, particularly as the fatality rate is 70% higher than the national average...

Ranger Uranium Mine asked to explain safety breach

The Northern Territory branch of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) has expressed concern that four drums used for uranium yellowcake transport have recently been found at a property...

Capturing green house gas emissions

Scientists from James Cook University are developing a novel biofilter that converts greenhouse gas emissions from coal mines into oxygen and biomass, writes Kirsten Heimann. Given the long term...

AMSJ April 2022