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  • By Laura Syrett
    James Sean Dickson
    Published: 21 Oct 2014

    Access to water is a basic human right. It is also a basic requirement for mining. The conflict between these competing demands was discussed by the UK’s House of Commons Extractive Industries Select Committee, which considered how the situation could be managed through sound regulation and procedure, particularly in dry regions of the world like Chile and in areas where fracking is causing concern to communities.

  • Published: 17 Oct 2014

    Through its JV with Kazatomprom, the company is preparing to go into commercial production of rare earths, most likely targeting Japanese demand driven by the advanced electronic market. However, project delays have cast doubts on targeted production, which was due to begin in 2013.

  • By Kasia Patel
    Published: 10 Oct 2014

    As this year’s TiO2 World Summit drew to a close, world leading aviation group, The Boeing Company, emphasised the need for accelerated weathering test methods to address future requirements of the aerospace industry.

  • By Kasia Patel
    Published: 02 Oct 2014

    At IM’s 2nd Frac Sands Conference in Minneapolis there was no doubt that demand for frac sand is growing due to increased activity in the oil and gas industry. However, the question was how to manage this growth and how the industry can work together with those opposing increased frac sand mining and fracking for the good of local communities.


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