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Mining company rejects EPA order for Superfund cleanup work

Jul. 10, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A mining company says it won't carry out cleanup work ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of a Superfund project in southwest Colorado. The Durango Herald reported Wednesday that Sunnyside Gold Corp. sent the EPA a letter saying the company isn't responsible...

Patron tackles Australian robber with bar stool, pot plant

Jul. 6, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A patron at a hotel on Australia's Gold Coast has foiled a holdup by attacking the robber with a bar stool and a pot plant. A video release by the Queensland police shows a hooded man enter the Mermaid Beach Hotel in the early hours of Friday morning and threaten a female...

Natural causes, not mining fatality, caused death in Nevada

Jul. 2, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

EUREKA, Nev. (AP) — Federal safety regulators say a death reported as a mining fatality in Nevada earlier this year was the result of natural causes. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration rescinded its findings last week in the May 13 death of 57-year-old Dean Pilcher of Eureka, Colorado. The...

Possible billions in gold sparks SC mine expansion

Jun. 28, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

KERSHAW, S.C. (AP) — Potentially rich deposits of gold in South Carolina are fueling a proposed expansion of a huge mine that has some excited about the prospect of 250 new jobs in a tiny community halfway between Columbia and Charlotte. OceanaGold's expansion plan says the Australia-based company would...

Toxic mix of gangs, vigilantes fuels rising Mexican violence

Jun. 21, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

XALTIANGUIS, Mexico (AP) — What now passes for the law in Xaltianguis, a little town on the road to Acapulco, arrived with a car bomb and butchery. A heavily armed vigilante force took over the town in the Mexican state of Guerrero last month by driving out a rival band, blowing up a car with gas cylinders...

Mining company denies Nez Perce Tribe pollution allegations

Jun. 6, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A mining company facing a potential lawsuit by the Nez Perce Tribe over pollution at a historic mining area in central Idaho is not to blame for the pollution because it has never mined there, the company said Thursday. Midas Gold Corp. in a statement said more than a century of mining...

Argentina Supreme court upholds glacier protection law

Jun. 4, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Supreme Court upheld the country's glacier protection law Tuesday, rejecting an effort by mining giant Barrick Gold Corp. to have it declared unconstitutional. The decision was praised by environmentalists and marked a setback for one of the world's biggest gold...