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Tagged with “mining” (3)

  1. Glencore’s acid test | The McArthur River, Background Briefing

    The McArthur River mine in the NT is one of the biggest open cut zinc mines in the world. Ten years down the track it's been discovered there's an enormous toxic waste problem, with no current solution. Reporter Jane Bardon investigates the scramble by mining giant Glencore and authorities to work out how to manage a pile of toxic waste the size of 250 Melbourne Cricket Grounds.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/glencores-acid-test/7162422

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  2. In King Coal’s Kingdom

    The Hunter Valley in NSW is best known for its vineyards and fine wines. But right now in the Hunter, coal is king. Open-cut coal mines are spreading, with winemakers, horse breeders, local residents and even some mine workers fighting a war of attrition against the coal industry, as Tom Morton reports.

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