Company to receive Aladdin machines in Wakefield, MA Facility
The Company will receive two sequentially interactive Aladdin machines currently under construction which will be delivered to its Wakefield facility for testing in approx. 6 weeks.
The machines will be operated in a manner that one machine will be extracting gold while the other is being loaded with recycled chemicals from the previous run. This system allows the Company to perform detailed system and component evaluation studies and will allow for bulk testing and client demonstrations of the technology while training Company personnel for future commercial operations.
Confidentiality agreements preclude further detail at this time but updates will be given when appropriate
November 14th 2013
November 14th 2013
JOINT VENTURE TO DEVELOP EMP PROTOCOLS
The Company is pleased to announce the establishment of a joint venture with Oppenheimer Enterprises LLC to develop EMP protocols. Dr. Les Oppenheimer had worked closely with Norman Haber during the initial development of EMP. He was the chief scientist instrumental in the development of the protocols presented in publication for The National Academy of Sciences Paper (vol.79 no.2, 1982) which presented Norman's Electromolecular Propulsion as a distinctly different process from it's classical counterparts. The Paper was sponsored by Nobel Prize recipient and noted biochemist and geneticist Rollin Hotchkiss. Among the Novel attributes of EMP is the speed of molecular separation unparalleled by current technologies. These EMP qualities remain to this day relevant in the separation sciences.
The purpose of the JV will be to develop "benign" reagents to be used in proteomics to separate clinically significant molecules within a few minutes. Having benign reagents will be advantageous in the handling and permitting commercialization of the process.Haber Inc. will have the patent rights to all technology developed and Oppenheimer Industries will be entitled to a percentage of the total profits derived thereof.
Work is currently being conducted at the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey.
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Thursday, December 12, 2013
This rejection is one of many setbacks the mining company has faced in a 14-year saga, trying to obtain appropriate permits to start its metals excavation.
Blacksmith has gone into those homes and measured mercury levels 350 times higher than what is considered safe, he told IPS. This directly affects the health of 10-15 million people, Ericson says. “It is also a huge source of mercury pollution worldwide.”
Once released into the environment, mercury can end up in fish and other foods people eat anywhere on the planet. Low-cost, mercury-free methods for gold mining do exist but this knowledge is not widespread, he says.
The Top 10 toxic threats report is the latest in a series of annual reports documenting global pollution issues. The list is based on the severity of the health risk and the number of people exposed.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
"To get it out of the oceans, you have to get it out of the atmosphere," Schwarzman said. "To get it out of the atmosphere, you have to get it out of ... industrial use. That gets it out of the environment, which gets it out of the food source and out of us. All of that takes decades."
The biggest source of mercury emissions globally is small-scale gold mining, which produces 37 percent of it. On the rise in South America, Asia and Africa, this mining involves intentionally using mercury to separate and collect gold from rocks and soil. But studies show the practice puts miners and people who live near mines at high risk of mercury poisoning.
It may be recalled that in 2006, a report by UN stated that Filipino miners have mercury levels 50 times higher than WHO limits.
Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that is persistent in the environment.
From a number of historical pollution disasters, it has been established that psychiatric symptoms, brain damage and kidney damage are some of the serious health consequences of exposure to high levels of mercury.
It is also well-documented that even tiny dosages affect the intellectual and physical performance of children when exposed in utero.
The government’s decision came after many in the local community had protested against the mine, concerned about the effects of acid drainage, heavy metals and the use of cyanide in the mining process, which they fear could contaminate major water catchment areas and impact on public health and the environment.
However, despite local support for the government’s move, Pacific Rim was able to take the case to an international tribunal and demand $315 million in compensation from the developing Central American nation.
"About 20% of the world's gold is produced by the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. This sector is also responsible for the largest releases of mercury to the environment of any sector globally. A major source of air pollution from mercury, artisanal and small-scale gold mining releases approximately 400 metric tons of airborne elemental mercury each year."
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Romania's lower house of parliament rejected revisions to general mining legislation on Tuesday that could have enabled Canada's Gabriel Resources to proceed with plans to build Europe's largest open cast gold mine.
Gabriel has been waiting for more than 14 years for approval to use cyanide to mine about 314 tonnes of gold and 1,500 tonnes of silver in the small Carpathian town of Rosia Montana. The state holds a minority stake in the mine.
The iwi, which closed off State Highway One at Waiotu last month to highlight the issue.
It has invited Mr Key and senior minister Steven Joyce to come and listen to its alternatives for economic development, which include cleaning up the area’s waterways so they can support more farming and fisheries like eeling.
It says analysis of sediment in the area’s streams shows high levels of mercury, and any mining is likely to release even greater levels of mercury into the waterways flowing into the north Kaipara Harbour, as well as into bores and aquifers.
Monday, December 9, 2013
In northwest China’s resource-rich Qinghai Province, half of its land was included in protected areas. Gold mining was banned across the province except for two in Baima County and another in Chingdu County.
“Once a region is declared a protected area, local development should be achieved only if ecological compensation is provided,” Xia said.