Feburary 20 2014

Aladdin pilot system ready for testing before shipment.

The Company will be making qualification test runs on the Aladdin system at the vendor's plant within the next three weeks. 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.

*No Harmful Chemicals *Higher Yields *Less Expensive *Faster Production *Less Water Usage *Less Electricity
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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.

Feburary 20 2014

Aladdin pilot system ready for testing before shipment.

The Company will be making qualification test runs on the Aladdin system at the vendor's plant within the next three weeks. 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.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Zimbabwe: Chinese Miners Destroy Farms in Shurugwi

“The Chinese have been told to leave. We have removed our locals whom we called illegal panners and no one should be treated as superior to us citizens. The illegal Chinese Companies responsible for the pollution and massive destruction of our farming land must compensate farmers whose cattle have died after drinking water from polluted rivers,” he said.
Concerns have been raised by local farmers that the illegal gold mining activities were destroying the country’s water bodies and farming fields, while the chemicals used, particularly in the mining of gold, posed grave danger to both humans and livestock.
http://www.zimeye.org/pictureschinese-miners-destroy-farms-in-shurugwi/

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING OF THE EFFECTS OF CONVENTIONAL AND ARTISANAL GOLD MINING ON WATER QUALITY IN NGWABALOZI RIVER, SOUTHERN ZIMBABWE.

Small-scale gold mining, currently being practised by
over 300,000 people in Zimbabwe (Maponga and
Ngorima, 2003) with an annual gold production of up to
5 tonnes (Maponga, 1997) uses mercury for the recovery
of gold from the ore in a process called amalgamation
(Shoko and Love, 2005). While artisanal mining is
believed to sustain the livelihood of at least two million
people in Zimbabwe, directly and indirectly through ancillary services and secondary economic activities , its environmental
impacts are quite evident.
http://eaas-journal.org/survey/userfiles/files/v4i1003%20Agricultural%20Engineering.pdf

Some Yosemite fish high in mercury

What's surprising, said an expert on pollution and sportfishing in California, is that a high altitude lake in Yosemite National Park would have a fish with such high mercury levels that it shouldn't be eaten at all.
"Unless there had been some historic mining up there or something, I am puzzled," said Bill Jennings, the executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance. "I would be curious as to what sort of historical activities occurred pre-park protection in the old Gold Rush era."
In many parts of California, as well as elsewhere, waste left from gold mining releases mercury into the environment. Mercury was used to process gold ore.

The story behind sustainable mining and mercury in small scale gold extraction-AUDIO

Bern Klein speaks with Smart Metals Radio host Andy Duncan about sustainable mining, and the Global Mercury Project, which is a bid to help reduce the use of mercury in small scale gold mining.
http://www.ciieid.org/the-story-behind-sustainable-mining-and-mercury-in-small-scale-gold-extraction/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peru's President chaired meeting to discuss illegal mining

The high commissioner of Matters of Formalization and Prohibition of Mining and Environmental Amendment, Daniel Urresti; Deputy Minister of Resources for Defense, Jakke Valakivi, among other top officials also participated in the gathering.

Illegal mining is prevalent in Peru. Half of the activity is concentrated in the southern regions of Puno, Madre de Dios and Cusco.

The unregulated gold mining has destroyed large swaths of Amazon rainforest and caused widespread mercury contamination of water and fishing sources.

OECD calls on Colombia to hike green taxes

Mercury pollution is a major byproduct in small-scale and illegal mining operations, says our correspondent. For example, in the gold-mining center of Segovia, a town of 44,000 people just north of Medellín, mercury levels are so high that the air tastes metallic. Segovia is known to have the world’s highest per capita mercury pollution, which is reported to cause a host of ailments sometimes leading to death, according to British medical journal The Lancet. Not far away in Buritica, which has seen an influx of illegal gold mining on the heels of investment from Canadian company Continental Gold, our correspondent recently spoke with farmers who said the mercury levels caused crops to wither and die. 
https://monitorglobaloutlook.com/insights/

Rio Tinto heavily blamed by protesters over 41 mine worker deaths

Native Papuan people protesting against the Grasberg mine, which has also been at the centre of alleged environmental abuses, were joined by others complaining about alleged human right and environmental abuses in Madagascar, Australia, Namibia and the US.
Perle Zafinandro, the leader of a community protest group against Rio's majority-owned coastal forest mine in Madagascar, accused the company of "land grabbing and environmental devastation"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Surge in deaths of environmental activists over past decade, report finds

"Many of those facing threats are ordinary people opposing land grabs, mining operations and the industrial timber trade, often forced from their homes and severely threatened by environmental devastation," the report said. Others have been killed for protests over hydroelectric dams, pollution and wildlife conservation.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/15/surge-deaths-environmental-activists-global-witness-report

Anti-mine protesters near Guatemala’s capital face down national police, army

The police arrived in the village last Wednesday morning, along with the army, to try and break the La Puya protest, which for two years has prevented the construction of Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ (KCA) massive El Tambor gold and silver mine. The protesters say the mining project would dangerously contaminate their water with arsenic, and a 2013 study found that the mine’s environmental impact report failed to adequately address the risk of contamination by arsenic and other toxic waste created by the mining process.
http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/04/14/anti-mine-protesters-near-guatemalas-capital-face-down-national-police-army

37 Pasil miners tested for mercury exposure

Around 37 gold miners in this municipality were recently identified to pilot the initial health assessment for small scale miners in the province to gauge the extent of their exposure to mercury.

Dr. Judy Lacar of the Department of Health Kalinga, in a statement,  said that the samples taken are brought to a laboratory in Japan for  examination and assessment. The test she said would measure the toxicity level of mercury among the miners.

This is being conducted in partnership with the Ban Toxics, a non-government organization advocating for the banning of mercury use in gold mines.
http://car.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=191397456710

Monday, April 14, 2014

Anti-mine protesters near Guatemala’s capital face down national police, army

The police arrived in the village last Wednesday morning, along with the army, to try and break the La Puya protest, which for two years has prevented the construction of Kappes, Cassiday & Associates’ (KCA) massive El Tambor gold and silver mine. The protesters say the mining project would dangerously contaminate their water with arsenic, and a 2013 study found that the mine’s environmental impact report failed to adequately address the risk of contamination by arsenic and other toxic waste created by the mining process.
“There’s a mountain of chemicals that will be very destructive if they’re liberated,” La Puya protester Antonio Reyes Romero said.

Effect of recent artisanal small-scale gold mining on the contamination of surface river sediment: Case of Gambia River, Kedougou region, southeastern Senegal

The Hg spatial distribution reveals a very local contamination and a limited downstream dispersion of the contaminant. The high Hg concentrations obtained at ASGM sites largely exceed the Sediment Quality Guidelines (SQGs) and the Probable effect concentration (PEC) for the Protection of Aquatic Life recommendation. Our results demonstrate that the ASGM activities discharged large amounts of Hg into the Gambia River ecosystem and that the accumulation of Hg in sediments may represent a significant human health risk and a potential source of toxicity for aquatic organisms. 
http://sciencealerts.com/stories/2803252/Effect_of_recent_artisanal_smallscale_gold_mining_on_the_contamination_of_surface_river_sediment_Case_of_Gambia_River_Kedougou_region_southeastern_Senegal.html