The potential of Vigna subterranean commonly called Bambara beans for phytoextraction of copper in a crude oil contaminated soil was investigated. The contamination levels of crude oil in the soil for this pot experiment were 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10% (w/v). Amendments were added to increase the uptake and translocation of metal to aerial biomass.

The process of development of copper mine spoils has been examined taking spatial pattern of pH and organic matter as variables. Some other ecological factors like spoil physico-chemical properties, vegetation cover etc. have also been studied to understand the process of succession.

A day after dropping its pursuit of rival Anglo American PLC, mining giant Xstrata PLC will turn its focus toward projects it already has in the pipeline, rather than seek new acquisitions, its chief executive said in an interview.

Efforts are underway to bring into operation the copper mine situated along the border between Okharbot and Rum VDCs in Myagdi district.

The copper quarry, found during the 19th Century, had remained closed since 1984. It faced closure after copper dug out here couldn't compete with copper imported from foreign countries.

A foreign joint-venture company plans to invest up to $3 billion in Pakistan in a copper and gold mine, the venture's chief executive said on Tuesday. Tethyan Copper Co Ltd, a joint venture between Canada's Barrick Gold and Chile's Antofagasta Plc, one of the world's largest copper miners, has been granted an exploration license for the Reko Diq site in Balochistan.

Copper is a metal of choice for technologists and is an important engineering metal. It is one of the toxic metals, which causes many health hazards and harmful biochemical effects on living beings. In this review, introduction, chemistry, uses, sources, effects of copper and copper pollution and its removal from water bodies using pollution control technologies have been discussed.

Companies from the emerging economies are a growing feature of the global mining industry. This document looks at who these companies are and the factors behind their growth. Discusses few challenges the emerging players will face as a result of the global economic crisis and also focuses on the development implications of their growing role.

Two years ago, Maries Jimenez demonstrated against the proposed development of the Resolution Copper mine by Rio Tinto and BHP Billi-ton here.

More than 100 licences would be issued to national and international firms shortly for exploration of multi-billion dollars minerals including gold, copper, lead and coal besides precious stones in vast area in different districts of Northern Areas.

Because of the high concentration of heavy metals in the sediment sludge produced from industrial wastewater treatment, direct disposal of this sludge in landfill sites will cause serious soil and groundwater pollution.

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