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Final cleanup cost of old Vermont copper mine 4 times plan

Nov. 27, 2021 11:36 AM EST

STRAFFORD, Vt. (AP) — A final tally of the cost of cleaning up the long-abandoned Elizabeth copper mine in the Vermont town of Strafford came in more than four times the original estimate, the Environmental Protection Agency says. The Valley News reports that when the...

Ohio steel company to build $30M plant in Alabama, 100 jobs

Nov. 23, 2021 16:26 PM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Ohio-based steel manufacturer is expanding its business to Alabama. Gregory Industries will invest $30 million to build a 325,000-square-foot facility on 83 acres (33 hectares) in the Elm Industrial Park in Athens, Alabama. The new development...

Vietnamese workers at Chinese factory in Serbia cry for help

Nov. 20, 2021 03:00 AM EST

ZRENJANIN, Serbia (AP) — They are shivering in barracks without heat, going hungry and have no money. They say their passports have been taken by their Chinese employer and that they are now stuck in a grim plainland in Serbia with no help from local authorities. These...

Japan-US launch talks to resolve dispute over tariffs

Nov. 15, 2021 05:01 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. and Japanese officials agreed Monday to launch talks aimed at settling a dispute over American tariffs on imports of Japanese steel and aluminum. The agreement came in a meeting between visiting U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Japan’s...

Superior shows generational divide over views on copper mine

Nov. 14, 2021 10:03 AM EST

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — The kids care about the future of mining. But they also care about Native American rights. These kinds of contradictions and concerns lie in the background of Superior, a small town nestled in the mountains at the start of Pinal County’s Copper...

Tribes, groups sue to force Montana to enforce mining law

Nov. 10, 2021 20:10 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana tribes and conservation groups sued state environmental regulators Wednesday after Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration dropped a legal claim against a mining executive over decades of pollution from several mines. The lawsuit was filed in...

German company plans $347M smelter in Georgia, hiring 125

Nov. 10, 2021 10:53 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A German company will build a $347 million (300 million euro) smelter in Georgia to recycle copper, hiring 125 workers. Hamburg-based Aurubis AG announced the plans Wednesday, saying construction on the smelter in Augusta will start next year, with...

Minnesota lets public weigh in on adequacy of mining rules

Nov. 09, 2021 12:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators began accepting public comments Tuesday on whether the state's regulation of nonferrous mining would provide sufficient protection against environmental damage to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The comment period runs...

EPA's cleanup of copper mine ending, Vermont to monitor

Nov. 08, 2021 13:43 PM EST

STRAFFORD, Vt. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says that its 20-year cleanup of a former copper mine in Strafford is coming to an end and that it will hand over monitoring of the site to authorities in Vermont. The Lebanon Valley News reported Friday that the...

Oregon city sues to keep Google's water use secret

Nov. 01, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — The city of The Dalles, Oregon, has filed suit in an effort to keep Google's water use a secret. The move comes ahead of a key City Council vote on a $28.5 million water pact between the city and the tech giant. The...