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Blue murder at Wittenoom

With 60,000 people likely to die by 2030 from mining asbestos at Wittenoom, Ludwig Heinrich says many people should be tried for murder and their assets taken as proceeds of crime. My Mother, Stella...

Safety report card for mining released

Safe Work Australia has released their annual Fact Sheet on the mining sector, analysing national statistics from the 2011-12 financial year. The findings make for very interesting reading: Overview...

Safety driven

BHP won some fans, and surprisingly, created a few enemies with the company’s plans to improve vehicle safety on their mine sites, writes Andrew David. Last year BHP announced that from January 2016...

Around The World

Around the world

1 CHINA An explosion at a coal mine in China’s south-west killed 28 miners in May. Local media reported that 81 miners were rescued and 18 were taken to hospital after the blast at the Taozigou Mine...

Biodiesels breath of fresh air

Is biodiesel the breath of fresh air the mining sector has been looking for? Dr Victoria Haritos from the CSIRO looks at the case for biodiesel in the resources sector. The 2012 classification of...

Settling the dust – How much is too much

Leong Mar and Peter Wypych present the findings from their research project into scientifically measuring and quantifying the ‘dustiness’ of a material, an area that all too often is left to personal...

How safe is Uranium

Chief Executive of the Australian Uranium Association, Michael Angwin, dispels some of the safety myths surrounding this valuable, and highly controversial mineral. The future of nuclear power, and...

AMSJ April 2022